Who We Are
Contra COVID is an organization dedicated to helping Latino and immigrant families during this pandemic
We are a group of students and professionals from Harvard Medical School and medical institutions around the country who are dedicated to ensuring that Latino and immigrant individuals have the information they need to protect themselves and their families
We work hard to provide timely culturally relevant health and social information in an easily accessible format for communities across the nation
To provide people of all backgrounds the information, health, and social resources they need to thrive during times of hardship
We know that the news is complicated during this pandemic. It is hard to understand everything we need about science and policy during these trying times. For this reason, contraCOVID creates and shares important news and videos with language we all can understand.
The coronavirus is not only harming people's health, but also their finances. For this reason, contraCOVID has created tools to help people around the country find resources in their area, and in their language.
Health is a human right. Unfortunately, the policies of the United States do not recognize this fact. Because of this, contraCOVID joined forces with the incredible organization, Movimiento Cosecha, to educate thousands of immigrants about COVID-19.
These days it seems like life is totally online, but this reality creates challenges for many of the people who need help the most. contraCOVID creates and distributes brochures and posters in the communities we serve throughout the United States.
Harvard Medical School
Lia holds a master's in International Security with experience in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. She currently studies medicine at Harvard. Born and raised in Cuba, she moved to Tampa in her teens. Her passions include refugee and immigrant health and increasing the role of physicians in conflict resolution.
Harvard Medical School
John holds a master's in Health Informatics, served in Peace Corps Mozambique, and is currently a medical student. Originally hailing from Montana, he has lived in many parts of the nation and the world. He is interested in using technology to democratize healthcare.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Melissa moved from Haiti to Boston at the age of 13. A graduate of Colby College, she now works as a researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a member of the board of directors of the AFAB (Association of Haitian Women in Boston). Her interests include global health and gender equality.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
NYU School of Global Public Health
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Bryn Mawr College
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Laura Sofia Pesquera
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
St. George's University of London Medical School
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Contributors & Acknowledgements
Kori Porosnicu Rodriguez
Anna Marie Young
Monica Guerrero Vazquez
Chris Ma (Chinese)
Julia Song (Chinese)
Mai Nguyen (Vietnameese)
Asmaa Rimawi (Arabic)
Siwar Shebat (Arabic)
Michelle Lee (Portuguese)
Pedro de Abreu (Portuguese)
Gabriel Silveira (Portuguese)
Henrique Lacerda (Portuguese)
Felipe Brunheroto (Portuguese)
Vitor Kim (Portuguese)
Profesor Alexis Rincón - Carroll College
Councilwoman Julia Mejia
Pooja Chandrasekar y el COVID-19 Health Literacy Project