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Early Insights on Long COVID, Chronic Illness, and Economic Well-Being

As we observe the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are just beginning to grapple with what long COVID may mean for economic and personal well-being. Join the Urban Institute’s Disability Equity Policy Initiative for a conversation with Meghan O’Rourke, author of the National Book Award finalist The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness, alongside a panel of nationally recognized experts and advocates for a conversation about new research on long COVID’s impact on economic well-being and the need for policies that address chronic illness and disability.



  • Meghan O’Rourke, Author, The Invisible Kingdom
  • Myra Jones-Taylor, Chief Policy Impact Officer, Urban Institute
  • Michael Karpman, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute 
  • Lisa McCorkell, Cofounder, Patient Led Research Collaborative 
  • Netia McCray, Director of Education, COVID-19 Longhauler Advocacy Project
  • Susan J. Popkin, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. We will provide American Sign Language, Communication Access Real-Time Transcription, and auto-transcription services. Please email [email protected] if you require any additional accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Urban Institute Speakers
  • Principal Research Associate
  • Senior Vice President, Impact and External Affairs
  • Institute Fellow
    Codirector, Disability Equity Policy Initiative
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