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About Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, DrPH, MPH, MBA is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of the undergraduate and graduate programs in public health at the University of Evansville. She serves as the public health expert for local media and has appeared on over 100 televised interviews regarding various public health issues with over 50 of the interviews related to COVID-19. Her research interests include healthcare systems and policies in the comparative perspective related to social epidemiology.

Socioeconomic Status and Racial Disparities Socioeconomic status has played a major role with SARS-CoV-2.  Those who have a low socioeconomic status have high incidence rates of SARS-CoV-2 as well as high case-fatality rates.  This study examined the association between socioeconomic Read More
Viral Load and COVID-19 Few studies have examined the association between upper respiratory tract (URT) viral load and symptomatic COVID-19 disease severity .  This study, however, examined URT viral load of patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and their Read More
COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Young Adults It has been shown that age and comorbidity influence outcomes of those hospitalized with COVID-19.  Specifically, older patients are more likely to experience severe adverse effects of the disease and numerous studies have corroborated this.  Read More
Sociodemographic Characteristics This retrospective time series analysis examined health services inequalities among the elderly population residing in urban and non-urban areas in Florida.  Specific health services factors analyzed in the study were emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to Read More
The prevalence of mental health issues usually increases during times of crises and uncertainty and the current pandemic hasn’t proved otherwise.   This article states that a Medline literature search was conducted in late September and this search resulted in over 23,000 Read More

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