Clinical Research Center director says social unrest and COVID pandemic leading to surges of anxiety and depression in Black communities

A still of a television interview between CBS news reporter, Lana Zak, and Dr. Olu Ajilore

Story courtesy of CBS News

Black Americans already face health disparities, but added pressure from the pandemic and social unrest is compounding stress for many. Dr. Olu Ajilore, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Clinical Research Center director for UIC's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, joins CBSN’s Lana Zak to talk about what needs to be done to better support Black communities across the U.S.

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