Thanks to your gift to the Public Health Preparedness and Research Fund, Rollins researchers are making progress conquering COVID-19 by developing solutions to help solve this global health crisis.
What follows are a few examples of the types of grants your donation supports, as highlighted in Rollins School of Public Health Dean’s COVID-19 Pilot Awards:
- A National-Level Survey on SARS-CoV-2 Awareness, Social Distancing Measures, and Willingness to be Vaccinated
Dr. Bob Bednarczyk and his team will conduct national surveys to assess the population’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to physical distancing; perceptions about governmental response to the pandemic; disease testing; and willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine should one become available.
- Assessing the Psychosocial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Maternal Health Care in Georgia
Dr. Sarah Blake and Dr. Melissa Kottke will collect data from pregnant and post-partum women to understand the psychological and health care effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their lives and their ability to seek maternity care services. This mixed methods study will be the first to track women’s experiences with maternal health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Using Sewage Surveillance as an Early Warning Tool to Monitor the Circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in the Population
Dr. Christine Moe and Dr. Pengbo Liu are developing sewage surveillance as a sensitive, simple, and cost-effective monitoring tool for COVID-19 infection in specific populations. The results will be used to apply for funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop COVID-19 sewage surveillance systems areas where high population density and poor water, sanitation, and hygiene facilitate rapid transmission.
- Comprehensively Profiling Social Mixing Patterns in Nursing Homes to Model COVID-19 Transmission
Dr. Ben Lopman’s research will generate data from nursing homes that is vital to understanding and mitigating disease transmission in those settings. Dr. Lopman will use electronic sensors to objectively record contact between individuals at several nursing homes in the Atlanta area.
- Examining the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on undocumented Latinx immigrant families
Dr. Briana Woods-Jaeger will examine how cultural and community resources influence the impact of COVID-19 on undocumented Latinx immigrant families’ psychosocial and mental health outcomes.
For more information about the Pilot Awards, read the complete story here.
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