Several CHET representatives recently wrote an Op-Ed for the Lexington Herald Leader addressing the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among the Black population in Lexington. The article, “Racism, injustice are ‘pre-existing conditions’ that lead to racial disparity in COVID-19 cases” can be read online at and will be available in print Monday May 4th.

The authors are:

Anita F. Fernander, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine, CHET Core Faculty

Lovoria B. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, CHET Core Faculty

Nancy E. Schoenberg, Ph.D., Marion Pearsall Professor of Behavioral Science in the UK College of Medicine, CHET Director

Ariel Arthur, CHET Manager