In this candid conversation, Dr. Howard Stevenson speaks with Dr. Tashel Bordere, Assistant Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Science at University of Missouri, talk about COVID-19 and grief. Dr. Bordere shares how racism, historical trauma, and inequities in health are impacting how communities of color—including her own family—are experiencing the COVID-19 crisis.
Tashel Bordere, PhD is an Assistant Professor, State Extension Specialist, Youth Development at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her research specializes in youth development, dying, loss & bereavement and African-American children, youth and families. Dr. Bordere’s participatory action research and programming areas are focused on Black male youth and family grief, survival and resilience due to historical and contemporary race-based trauma and sudden violent losses. She is also a Forward Promise Leadership Fellow.
COVID-19 Community Impact and Response