Professor’s Publication on COVID-19 Response Reaches Record Views & Citations

Nicholas Pitas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism published a paper in the American Journal of Health Promotion and recently reached a milestone of being the second most-read article in the past six months.

Nicholas Pitas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism published a paper in the American Journal of Health Promotion that currently has 2,593 views/downloads and 24 citations since it was published online in May 2020. The paper is available online for anyone interested in reading it.

In the article, Pitas and his co-author argued that the U.S. response to, and recovery from the pandemic would be hampered by deficiencies and disruptions in social capital brought about by physical distancing and distrust in the government caused by its anemic response. They proposed that communities should seek to strengthen and expand social networks and that a failure to do so would mean more widespread infection and illness/death. 

Citation

Pitas, N.A., & Ehmer, C. (2020). Social capital in the response to COVID-19. American Journal of Health Promotion, 34(8), 942-944. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0890117120924531

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