In the Spotlight
Discovering health across disciplines
Health researchers at Illinois are working to find solutions to some of today’s most pressing societal health challenges. Learn more about how they conduct their research, what inspires their work, and how the University of Illinois makes it possible.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the rapid adoption of telehealth, such as virtual visits and remote monitoring. Although many have benefitted from the use of telehealth, we have also seen that not everyone is able to access or make effective use of the new services.”
“My lab hopes that our work can inform and develop culturally relevant and sustaining interventions to improve mental health outcomes among individuals from minoritized populations, thus, mitigating disparities in mental health and disparities in access to mental health resources.”
“I got involved in local efforts to address the impact of COVID-19 as soon as I heard how little testing we were capable of doing locally. Because my research group studies RNA viruses and commonly performs the specific techniques involved in the molecular test, I knew that we could help in local efforts to expand testing capacity.”
“From a pet owner’s perspective, having the most information about what is ailing their family member is of utmost importance. It allows them to make educated decisions in regard to their pet’s care and provides them a better understanding of the disease processes and the expected prognosis.”