The Impacts of COVID-19 on Children

On June 26, 2020, PHR medical expert Dr. Katherine Peeler moderated a discussion on the unique impacts of COVID-19 on children, including schooling, inequities, and vaccines. The panel featured Sabreen Akhter, Laura Alderman, Dr. Jyotsna Bhattacharya, and Dr. Kimberly Montez.

Distinguished panelists

  • Sabreen Akhter, DO is an emergency physician of pediatric medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, who also serves on the medical team for the Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Kenya (PECC-Kenya) fellowship.
  • Laura Alderman, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC is the executive director of Step Forward in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is a licensed child and family therapist who has conducted training on childhood trauma for hundreds of professionals and educators.
  • Jyotsna Bhattacharya, MD, FAAP is a pediatric hospitalist and infectious disease physician at Kings County Hospital, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn who serves as associate program director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship.

This conversation was moderated by Katherine Peeler, MD, a practicing pediatric critical care physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and medical director of Harvard Medical School’s Asylum Clinic, who serves as a PHR medical expert.

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