What are the unique needs of adolescents and young adults in the national response to COVID-19?

Project specs




Vincent Guilamo-Ramos



Funding agency

William T. Grant Foundation- Reducing Inequality Initiative. CDUHR




This animated video highlights the importance of adolescents and young adults in our response to COVID-19 and provides adolescent and young adult-specific considerations for future COVID-19 control measures.

The video was developed by the NYU Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH), whose work focuses on fostering the role of families in promoting adolescent and young adult health, including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and most recently, COVID-19 transmission.

CLAFH in collaboration with the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), and as part of the federal RADx-UP COVID-19 response initiative, is currently developing an innovative nurse-community health worker-family intervention to promote uptake of COVID-19 testing, household COVID mitigation measures, and reach of future COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Researcher Profile

The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) is a research center that focuses on the role of the family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is a Professor and Associate Vice Provost at New York University and the Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH.org). He is also a primary care Nurse Practitioner and certified HIV Specialist (AAHIVS) by the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA). Adam Benzekri, Marco Thimm-Kaiser, and Andrew Hidalgo work as research scientists at CLAFH and study adolescent and young adult population health. Dr. David Perlman is a physician and Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

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