Parenting during a Public Health Crisis


Are you grappling with the decision to send your child(ren) back to school or continue e-learning? Do feel you need more information to make this important decision for your family? Healthy IU Work + Life is here to support you through the process.

We sat down with experts from across the university to get the answers to your burning questions, and learn strategies consider during the transition back to school.

  • A Pediatrician's Perspective — Aaron Carroll, M.D.

    Dr. Carroll is a professor of pediatrics and associate dean for research mentoring at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Dr. Carroll's research focuses on the study of information technology to improve pediatric care and areas of health policy including cost-effectiveness of care and health care financing reform. He is the author of The Bad Food Bible and the co-author of three additional books on medical myths. 

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  • An Educator's Perspective — Anne Leftwich, Ph.D.

    Dr. Leftwich is an Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology within the School of Education and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University – Bloomington. Dr. Leftwich’s expertise lies in the areas of the design of curriculum resources, the use of technology to support pre-service teacher training, and development/implementation of professional development for teachers and teacher educators.  

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  • A Psychologist's Perspective — Beth Trammell, Ph.D., HSPP

    Dr. Beth Trammell is an experienced clinician who has worked with kids and families for over 14 years in a variety of settings. She has spent countless hours in research and practice to develop a series of skills that are meant to increase connection with kids quickly, increase compliance with adult-requests, and decrease the frustration that sometimes goes with parenting children! She is also an Associate Professor of Psychology at Indiana University East where she is the Director of the Collaborative Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program. 

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  • An Epidemiologist's Perspective — Thomas J. Duszynski, MPH

    Mr. Duszynski is the epidemiology education director and lecturer in the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He has worked in public health for 17 years and started his career as an environmental inspector for a local health department. He has served as a field epidemiologist for Public Health Preparedness District 2 for the Indiana State Department of Health in northern Indiana for a year and a half and led investigations in numerous disease outbreaks. His research interests include infectious diseases and how they continue to shape the world and public health’s response. 

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