COVID-19 Behavioral, Social Science & Clinical Research
Doing research to combat misinformation and public anxiety on social networks. This is part of their efforts for the last four years on media forensics funded by DARPA.
Teachers Use of Technology and Social Media in Response to COVID-19: An Experience Sampling Study
Surveyed employees at the onset of COVID-19 and found they initially experienced increased levels of powerlessness and decreased levels of authenticity, but that over time employees recovered their sense of autonomy in the form of decreased powerlessness and increased authenticity.
Maria P. Aranda
Examining the knowledge, practices and attitudes towards COVID-19 among monolingual Spanish-speaking, Latino immigrants living in Los Angeles County.
All Feet on Deck: Keeping patients with limb threatening diabetic complications safely at home using mHealth and Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic
Studying the emotional toll of COVID-19 on local government employees on the front lines of managing the COVID-19 public health response.
Determining the impact of Covid-19 on the operation of rural California hospital clinics by a survey of Critical Access Hospitals for the California Hospital Association.
Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Market, Social, and Mental Health Outcomes.
Enhancing Healthcare Professional Competence and Responsiveness to Culturally-Diverse and Vulnerable Populations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Immediate Impacts of Coronavirus on American’s Economic Security
Tracking COVID-19 Impacts on Food Access, Diet, and Hunger via the Understanding America Survey.
Studying how a long-term shift toward working from home could change the spatial and economic structure of our cities. Link to the paper.
A study of essential workers and their motivation to stay on the frontlines of COVID-19.
COVID-19 and the Continuity of Health Services in Kenya: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of the Potential Role of Self-Care Interventions and Community Health Workers
Tracking COVID-19 on online platforms to study complex communication phenomena including misinformation, fear, and social dynamics. Also tracking the implications of the outbreak on the 2020 US Presidential election.
Researching the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global virtual team collaboration.
Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 on radiologists working in various settings.
Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 on medical students in the US and Europe.
Jung Hwan Um
Working on identifying the CT characteristics of viral pneumonia and defining the disease progression or clinical improvement.
Examining Chinese practitioners’ communication and identity challenges in long-distance work during the quarantine time in Coronavirus.
Investigating how corporate executive communication frames Coronavirus and how their communication impacts employees’ organizational identity.
Interested in understanding how music can help alleviate mood and help emotion regulation during the self-isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
Vulnerability to the psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of child maltreatment and DNA methylation
Using Internet scanning data to evaluate how Internet use is changing as millions study and work-from-home in response to COVID-19.
Comparative Effectiveness of Single-Site and Scattered-Site Permanent Supportive Housing on Patient-Centered and COVID-19 Related Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness. Learn more here.
COVID-19 – Independent Medical Education Grant
COVID-19 Rapid Response to Men of Color programs.
Considering COVID-19 in an Urban Environmental Justice Community Cohort: Impacts, Reslience and Stressors.
Collecting data with Crosstown (xtown.la) on everything from crime patterns to traffic and air quality to tell journalistic stories about how Los Angeles is adapting during the shutdown.
Effects of psycholinguistic variations on persuasiveness of COVID-19 health messages.
COVID-19: Home blood draws for metastatic breast cancer patients on oral therapies.
The Understanding Coronavirus in America project has been tracking the effects of the pandemic since March 10 in the form of about 3000 daily updated graphs; longitudinal microdata on about 7000 nationally representative respondents are available for free download; one can also add questions to the bi-weekly surveys.
Evaluation of patients with autoimmune bullous diseases for symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19
Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Induced Pulmonary Distress by Stimulating the Protective Arm of Angiotensin System
Thomas W. Valente
COVID-19 Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks. Link to the paper.
Evaluating viral dynamics, immunologic and host risk and protective factors, transmission characteristics within family groups and social networks, impact on socioeconomic factors, and stress and stigma related impacts among Natural History Study of HIV infected women and their families at the MCA Clinic.
Harmonized Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia (DAD) for Longitudinal Aging Study in India: Administrative Supplement to survey on COVID-19.
Compassionate Care in COVID-19.
2020 Facebook Journalism Project COVID-19.
Misinformation detection on social media; Monitor and forecast COVID-19 spread.
Preventing Child Maltreatment During COVID-19 Using On-line Evidence-based Parenting Interventions
Tess Boley Cruz
Jennifer B. Unger
Misinformation at the intersection of COVID-19 and vaping on social media.
Leveraging biobehavioral sensing and ecological momentary assessment to assess the wellbeing of medical residents during the COVID-19 crisis
Studying the timing and process of university residence hall closures in response to COVID-19.
Rapid Response Data for Discoveries: COVID-19 Clinical data Collection to Promote Better Outcomes
The Role of Telehealth in COVID-19 Response
Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19
Systematic Analysis of Digital Healthcare Impact on Patient Safety in the COVID-19 Era
Conducting research, with University of Oregon and Colorado State University, on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home policies on network traffic.
COVID-19 Regional Recovery, Resiliency, and Stabilization
Social Distancing in Overcrowded Housing, Dense Neighborhoods and Transit Use: Vulnerability to Coronavirus in Los Angeles
The health and wellbeing of the health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis: A multidisciplinary focus combining human-centric AI and biobehavioral sensing
Calculating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child abuse and neglect in the U.S.
Identifying radiomic and/or integrative (imaging, radiomic, clinical, lab) markers of prognosis and risk stratification in COVID 19 + patients.
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program COVID
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on TSOS and Trauma Center Providers.
Research Project 1:Survey of State Child Mental Health Policymakers’ Response to COVID-19.
Op Ed published on Medium, entitled, “Coping with the Crisis: Immigrant Families Face “el Coronavirus’ and the Broken System That Has Left Them So Vulnerable.”
Roadmap to Recovery: Data, Analysis, and Policy to Inform Local Action to Address Los Angeles County’s Most Vulnerable Populations in Light of COVID-19.
Determine presence of COVID-19 in male and female reproductive tract and impact on fertility.
Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE): Coronavirus Impacts on US Economy
Determine the interactive role of environmental stressors (air pollution, psychosocial adversity, etc.) as premorbid predictors of infection and illness severity from COVID-19.
Assessment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) event rates, bystander CPR, telecommunicator-assisted CPR, GIS mapping of pre-hospital arrest events and ecology of social support in areas of high risk for OHCA.
Launched the USC Coronavirus, Health, Isolation, & Resilience in Pregnancy (CHIRP) to study stress and social support in currently-pregnant women and their partners.
Prenatal Social Connection and Disruption During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Maternal and Infant Health.
How could the COVID-19 Crisis affect international asylum norms. Op-ed in Lawfare (complete) and academic article (ongoing).
Reaching out to pregnant women and new moms interested in sharing their experiences related to COVID-19 through an online survey.
Using Road Traffic Data to Identify COVID-19 Priority Testing Locations in Southern California
Studying the impact of COVID19 on omni-channel retailing, digital transformation of firms, economic recovery of small businesses, and online learning.
Examining perceptions and behaviors of the college students on well-being, positive mental health, safety, emergency preparedness, and transition to online learning during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.
How Increased Online Learning in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic can Fuel Socioeconomic Inequality By Undermining Academic and Family Relationships
Focusing on how to use technology to support child development interventions. Now that all child development intervention is occurring remotely, our best practice guidelines are the basis for the national response to virtual home visitation.
Surveying people who tested positive for COVID-19 after they recover to assess the effect of their diagnosis and/or illness on their mental health and identify resilience factors.
COVID-related stress, resilience, and tobacco/cannabis use among Californians
Dapagliflozin in Respiratory Failure in Patients With COVID-19
A retrospective and prospective clinical records review of patients with COVID-19 to determine cardiovascular outcomes and risk factors through the Department of Cardiology at LAC+USC and Keck Medical Center.
Examine Chinese cities’ COVID-19 reopening plans as a window into governments’ economic and social priorities.
Running a collaborative design experiment challenging the public to imagine how teleconferencing software like Zoom can support social connection and well-being through play. More info here: zoomjam.org.
RAPID: Natural experiments with online games: Support, impact and mitigation during the COVID-19 Pandemic