Alumni across U.S. mobilize in wake of COVID-19

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 12:30 in Psychology & Sociology

As the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated, Harvard alumni have acted swiftly, often in creative ways, to help those in need, pitching in with everything from participating in research efforts and volunteering in hospitals to spearheading public health campaigns and donating personal protective equipment (PPE). The Gazette spoke to three — Ashri Anurudran ’19, Raj Kapoor, M.B.A. ’96, and Jacob Bindman ’19 — who each called upon Harvard friends and mentors to help them tackle issues worsened by the crisis, including domestic violence, clinical trial recruitment, and food insecurity. Providing a lifeline when home is unsafe Ashri Anurudran ’19 COVID-19 Task Force on Domestic Violence Ashri Anurudran was finishing coursework for her master’s degree in public health at the University of Cambridge when the pandemic hit. On her flight home to Houston, the crew handed passengers forms from the CDC asking where they had traveled, whether they had symptoms, and where they were planning to...

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