Covid Health Animation Project

A research-based approach to fight disinformation, increase knowledge and change behaviors around COVID 19 in underserved communities through culturally-tailored animated content.

Why are we doing this

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General declared COVID-19 a global pandemic—the most serious respiratory virus threat since the 1918 influenza outbreak. Emerging evidence shows a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on low-income and racial(ized) and ethnic minority communities.  

Our Programs

We are in the process of creating animations across various cultural contexts directed at the most vulnerable/marginalized populations

Our Impact

The videos have been reached over 1.5 million people.

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Our                 Team

Dr Gilberto Lopez

Dr Gilberto Lopez

Health researcher

ScD, Harvard University
MPH, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Southern Methodist University

Bertrand Moses

Bertrand Moses

Child Protection Specialist

MSC, Loma Linda University
BSC, Andrews University

Dr Megan Srinivas

Dr Megan Srinivas

Infectious disease physician

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, University of Iowa
BA, Harvard University

Elena Rivera

Elena Rivera

Child Health Advocate

MPH, University of North Carolina
BSc Human Biology, Stanford University

Syed Mustafa Hasnain

Syed Mustafa Hasnain

Communications expert

Msc, London School of Economics
Bsc Honors, Oxford Brookes University

Nkem Osian

Nkem Osian

Public Health Analyst

MPH, New York University
BSc, Rutgers University

Yahya Ehsan

Yahya Ehsan

Creative Director

MMA, Multimedia Arts, NCA
Bsc. Computer Science, Beaconhouse Informatics

Our Story

The initial convening of the Atlantic health equity fellowship coincided with the spread of the Corvid-19 pandemic in the US which prompted Atlantic fellows Gilberto Lopez, Mustafa Hasnain and Megan Srinivas to combine their expertise in social anthropology as it relates to health, infectious disease expertise, and behavior change communications. Together with the artistic talents of Yahya Ehsan and the team at Creative Frontiers, we are working to reach marginalized communities all over the world and use a research-based approach to learn how disinformation and entrenched attitudes prevent communities from safeguarding themselves against Corvid while creating targeted, culturally tailored content to change these behaviors.

Our Partners

We are currently looking for partners and collaborators to join our project. If you are an organization/donor working with marginalized communities or are looking to increase the efficacy of your Covid-19 media campaign. Please get in touch with us on


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