Karuna Meda
LATEST POSTS BY Karuna Meda
Confronting Racism in the Therapy Room
From microaggressions to advocacy, Dr. Shawn Blue talks about the challenges and responsibilities that come with being part of an underrepresented minority in the mental health space.
Grief and Prejudice – How Asian Americans Are Coping During the Pandemic
A Jefferson faculty shares her family’s experience of grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, while facing racial prejudice and stigma.
How to Manipulate Brain Waves for a Better Mental State
Understanding activity in the brain to help with sleep, stress and focus.
Dealing With Grief in the Age of COVID-19
Facing an inconceivable loss of human life, a mounting economic toll, and a “new normal,” we look for answers on how to cope with grief in various forms.
Boosting Your Immune System – Fact vs. Fiction
From mega-doses of vitamins to nutritional supplements we can’t pronounce – Jefferson experts help us understand what can actually help our immunity during the pandemic.
A History of Injustice – Coping with Racial Trauma
In the wake of police violence against Black people, a Jefferson mental health expert shares her own experiences of dealing with the emotional impact of racial trauma, and offers tips for coping with the anger, grief, and pain.
How to Approach Conversations About Social Distancing and Masking
From perceived risk to caution fatigue, Jefferson experts share insights into why there are differences in how people approach measures intended to prevent spread of the coronavirus.
Survey Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients
A team of researchers at The Neu Center at SKCC launched a survey to understand the main concerns of cancer patients, and barriers to their care and treatment during the pandemic
What I Wish Women and Their Support Systems Knew About Miscarriage
Navigating the stigma, mental toll, and difficult conversations with family, friends, and doctors – a Jefferson researcher shares her experiences and what she’s learned from studying a grieving community.
Spread the Science, Not the Virus
Public health researchers at Jefferson recommend ways to avoid misinformation during the COVID19 pandemic, like seeking out trusted sources, local updates, and cross-checked information.
What I Wish My Doctor’s Office Knew About Caring For Transgender Patients
From the front desk staff to nurses to doctors, a Jefferson patient tells us how we can pitch in to provide safe and inclusive health care for the transgender community.