My 2nd Dose ≠ Post-COVID Life

Nurses & doctors have been Seal Team 6 in the war against COVID19.

Now that I’m Fully Vaccinated…

I have a cool new mask to wear =^.^=

Commitment to Equity

We recognize that shifts between remote work and on-site work have significant impact on those with caregiving responsibilities, including childcare/eldercare arrangements. In order to successfully resume campus academic and research operations, we will be mindful of the many dimensions of life that the pandemic is impacting.

Safety Considerations

Anyone working in person on campus must continue to abide by the full set of public health requirements, including daily symptom-screening, masking, social distancing, and weekly testing. Faculty and researchers should be mindful of the particular transmission risks associated with eating in an indoor breakroom or lunchroom.

Research Town Halls

Our upcoming town halls will cover research concerns during COVID-19 as well as general updates. You may submit questions in advance (email them to or you may ask questions during the webinar.

Because Politics (N = 1227)

Republicans → 41% said they refuse to get a COVID vaccine, including 49% of Republican men. 50% of GOP men said they’ll get the vaccine or they’re already vaccinated. Overall, 56% of Republicans said they plan to get a vaccine or they’re already vaccinated.

Mental Health Crisis Among Graduate Students


Per James Hamblin of the Atlantic:

InterDosal Marriage

Can single-dose people (not counting J&J) safely hang out with someone who is fully vaccinated?

Sinovac Vaccine Info

Viral Reflections

Quarantine started in the US a year ago tomorrow (March 15th; Day Zero) after COVID was declared a pandemic on March 11th & the CDC recommended 8-weeks of staying at home in quarantine.

CDC Library: COVID-19 Science Update: 2/12/2021 › library › 02122021_covidupdate

Four Steps to Building Vaccine Trust in Marginalized Communities

Deep wounds underlie the vaccine skepticism in Black and Brown communities. Only relationship building can heal them.

Left: Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, was the first person in the U.S. to receive a Covid-19 vaccine on Dec. 14, 2020. Visual: Mark Lennihan — Pool / Getty Images

3 medical innovations fueled by COVID-19 that will outlast the pandemic

March 9, 2021 — by Deborah Fuller, Titus, & Krogan (2021)

Biased AI can be bad for your health — here’s how to promote algorithmic fairness

March 9, 2021 — by Sharona Hoffman (2021)



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Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

I'm passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others, & that's something I have the opportunity to do a professor & researcher.