Shreya Sridhar and Jillian Kelley won first place at the Health and Human Sciences Research Poster Symposium last month for their poster on COVID-19 testing for people experiencing homelessness.
The duo’s poster called “Community Health Worker Led Outreach, Education, and
COVID Testing for People Experiencing Homelessness” discussed the disparities people experiencing homelessness face during disaster planning and how those disparities can be bridged by community health workers (CHWs).
Through their research in collaboration with LTHC Homeless Services, Sridhar and Kelley discovered that CHW-led education could improve health literacy and promote vaccination and testing, which could ultimately help limit the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable homeless communities.
They hope other shelters can utilize and build on their study to design health education interventions and services tailored to people experiencing homelessness.
More HTQL students will present posters with their research at the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference tomorrow in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.
Find their poster below to learn more about Sridhar and Kelley’s research.