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COVID-19 has sparked an explosion of requests for help on GoFundMe.com. But crowdfunding is an imperfect tool against a pandemic, writes Associate Professor Nora Kenworthy in the Washington Post.
New research, led by School of Nursing & Health Studies Associate Professor Nora Kenworthy, shows that medical crowdfunding campaigns on the GoFundMe online platform appeared to be heavily influenced by users' race and gender.
Two UW Bothell faculty members who have been attracting widespread news coverage for their survey of GoFundMe medical campaigns are now taking a closer look at who falls through the health care safety net and turns to the internet for help with medical bills.
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