COVID-19 Response Team

Impact Interviews

Mission: To develop and support collaborations among researchers who study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthy development of youth and the institutions that serve them, with an emphasis on international and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Philosophy: Like SRA itself, this committee places a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion, extending these commitments across boundaries of nationality and discipline. Collaboration and networking are at the heart of this committee’s charge and as such we have adopted a structure that seeks to include many voices in creating our work. Given the current crises faced by youth and related institutions, we view the need for actionable research as urgent. We are thus committed to fostering scholarship with high impact to address disrupted development in youth around the world. We realize, however, that this goal is both shared by many emerging organizations and that the process toward achieving this goal will be cumulative and integrative, like science itself. For this reason, we seek to be a value-added organization among those striving to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and related crises and to focus on the long-term implications of these crises for adolescent development writ large.

Strategic Goals and Deliverables: 
The SRA COVID-19 Response Team aims to

  1. Foster a scholarly network and infrastructure to study the long-term impact of COVID-19 on adolescent development
  2. Facilitate communication between researchers and key stakeholders, including youth, from around the globe regarding priority issues
  3. Disseminate research between scholarly and public audiences 

Log in into SRA's online Learning Library to view on-demand Impact Interviews and COVID-19 webinars:

  • Impact Interview - Velma McBride Murry
  • May 2021 Webinar - Interviews with Youth and Care Providers in India and the USA
  • December 2020 Webinar - Mental Health And Well-Being Of Adolescents Around The World During COVID-19
  • October 2020 Webinar - Thinking Long-Term About Adolescents And The COVID-19 Pandemic

For more information on this committee, to join a listserv dedicated to SRA COVID-19 responses, or to reach an SRA member for media interviews on these subjects, please contact SRA.  

Mulat Asnake
Addis Ababa University
Aprile Benner
The University of Texas at Austin
Alexia Carrizales
University of Franche-Comté
Susan Branje
Utrecht University
Dionne Coker-Appiah
Georgetown University
Jeff Cookston
San Francisco State University
Gizem Erdem
Koç Üniversitesi
Andrea Hussong
University of North Carolina
Jen Lansford
Duke University
Leunita Makutsa Makila
Kibabii University
Gaby Livas Stein
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Lucia Magis-Weinberg
University of California, Berkeley
Ersilia Menesini
University of Florence
Rachel Petrie
University of North Carolina
Ritu Singh
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
Suman Verma
Panjab University
Velma McBride Murry
Vanderbilt University
Amanda Sheffield Morris
Oklahoma State University