"Touching a Covid-19 world remotely to transform lives through research and policy-making"

Dr. Michelle King-Okoye



As the outbreak of COVID-19 turned into a pandemic, the long-standing health disparities among ethnic minorities became apparent as a dire global phenomenon. Deeply saddened by the disproportionate number of infections and deaths among ethnic minorities, Dr. Michelle King-Okoye wanted to use her research background examining individuals’ experiences with health and illness to make meaningful contributions to healthcare and policy-making as it relates to COVID-19.


Volunteer researchers were recruited from CrowdFight COVID-19 to work alongside Dr. King-Okoye on a series of research projects which seek to better understand the reported symptoms, help-seeking accounts and diagnosis and treatment subjective experiences of ethnic minorities afflicted by COVID-19.


These global researchers from various research disciplines, have joined together to form the Ethnicity and COVID-19 Research Consortium (ECRC). The ECRC team members are motivated to identify the risk factors which lead to disproportionate morbidity and mortality rates in ethnic minorities, by applying their diverse skills and experience in research. Most importantly, they are committed towards making positive contributions towards healthcare and policy making.

Dr. Michelle King-Okoye

"Disaggregating ethnicity and race based data is critical towards having a better understanding of Covid-19 among ethnic minority populations. This is one gap our research study will fill"

Dr Michelle King-Okoye


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