Dear students and colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the lecture given by Dr. Prawit Thainiyom, organized by Media and Communication Studies Programme (MCOM).

 Title: Perceived risks and preventive behaviors among American college students during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

Speaker: Dr. Prawit Thainiyom, Associate Director of Data and Metrics & Clinical and Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Time & Date: 12:00 PM., 12 November, 2020

Venue: T7-304 via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 691 6655 3495 /Passcode: 922861)

Language: English



This study will present college students’ perception of risks, self-efficacy, and preventive behavioral responses in Los Angeles, the city with one of the highest rates of COVID-19 infections during the early phase of the pandemic. Effects of the disruption of the pandemic to students' learning due to the abrupt movement to remote instruction mid-semester, coping with trust from conflicting public health guidelines from federal and local governments regarding a novel virus, residential displacement, food and basic needs insecurity, and related stressors to mental health will be discussed.

Thank you for your attention and see you at the lecture.

Division Office
Humanities and Social Sciences