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COVID-19 and PTSD: A pandemic’s hidden trauma

Throughout her career, Tamar Rodney, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has committed herself to researching various forms of trauma. Through her psychiatric work in Baltimore and her research identifying the biomarkers of PTSD in veterans, Rodney has become an expert in determining the various ways we react to traumatic events…

Last week, Rodney presented “Trauma—The Wounds You Cannot See,” the latest event in the Hopkins at Home Zoom lecture series, a series that itself sprang up during the pandemic to bring Hopkins experts to the community through virtual presentations. Rodney’s presentation covered the impacts COVID-19 may have on the global psyche and ways to help manage or cope with stress related to the pandemic.