COVID-19 Research


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IHPS faculty are responding to policy challenges raised by the COVID-19
pandemic with rapid-cycle researchand technical assistance. A compilation
of their work to date can be found here and will be updated regularly.


                           PRIORITY: Pregnancy Coronavirus Outcomes Study                     

Valerie FlahermanPRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) is a nationwide study of people under investigation for or with confirmed COVID-19 who are pregnant or recently pregnant, and their newborns. PRIORITY is enrolling participants nationwide at to provide information to help patients and healthcare providers better understand how COVID-19 impacts pregnant people and their newborns. Mother and infant participants will be followed for 12 months after delivery to assess both immediate outcomes associated with acute COVID-19 and subsequent consequences including ongoing respiratory, neurological or systematic symptoms, mental health concerns and receipt of preventive services including contraception and immunization. (PI: Valerie Flaherman)


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Valerie Flaherman published in Clinical Infectious Diseases
Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection with SARS-CoV-2: First Report from the PRIORITY Study

Patti Katz published in Open Rheumatology 
Patient-reported Disease Activity in an Axial Spondyloarthritis Cohort during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hilary Seligman published in the American Journal Journal of Public Health
School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunities for Innovation in Meal Service

Charles Irwin, Jr. published in the Journal of Adolescent Health
Medical Vulnerability of Young Adults to Severe COVID-19 Illness-Data From the National
Health Interview Survey

Matt Pantell published in the American Journal Journal of Public Health
Maintaining Social Connections in the Setting of COVID-19 Social Distancing: A Call to Action

Rita Redberg published in JAMA
Internal Medicine and COVID-19

Liza Wick and Julie Ann Sosa published in Journal of Vascular Surgery
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an academic vascular practice and a multi-disciplinary limb preservation program

Andy Auerbach published in Thrombosis Research
COVID-19 coagulopathy and thrombosis: Analysis of hospital protocols in response to the rapidly evolving pandemic

Hilary Seligman published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
A conceptual model for understanding the rapid COVID-19-related increase in food insecurity and its impact on health and healthcare

Andrew Auerbach published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine
Hospital Ward Adaptation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey of Academic Medical Centers

Krista L Harrison published in JAMA Internal Medicine
Extreme Vulnerability of Home Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic-A Call to Action

Margot Kushel published in Clinical Infectious Diseases
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in a San Francisco Homeless Shelter

Megha Garg, Archna Eniasivam and Dan Dohan published in Medical Education
Rapid transition of a preclinical health systems science and social justice course to remote learning in the time of coronavirus

Elizabeth Wick and Julie Ann Sosa published in Annals of Surgery 
Operationalizing the Operating Room: Ensuring Appropriate Surgical Care in the Era of COVID-19

Susan Chapman published in Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice
Nurse Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes

Liza Wick and Julie Ann Sosa published in Journal of Surgical Education
Stress and the Surgical Resident in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Susan Chapman published in Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice
Nurse Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes

Julie Ann Sosa and Elizabeth Wick published in New England Journal of Medicine
Developing Perioperative Covid-19 Testing Protocols to Restore Surgical Services

Andy Bindman published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
The primary care response to COVID-19 in England's National Health Service

Marissa Raymond-Flesch published in Journal of Adolescent Health
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rapid Implementation of Adolescent and Young Adult Telemedicine: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation

In the News 

Valerie Flaherman:
How the pandemic has changed life for new parents (Salon)
‘Babies are doing well’: Infants born to moms with COVID have few complications (StudyFinds)

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:
When Young People Get COVID-19, Infections Soon Rise Among Older Adults (KUOW NPR)
Should people of color get access to the Covid-19 vaccine before others? (Vox)
RACE AND COVID: Efforts to bring diversity to trials face skepticism and distrust (San Francisco Business Times)

Jahan Fahimi:
Can You Tell If It’s the Flu or COVID-19? UCSF Doctors Say It’s Not So Clear (Sierra Sun Times) 

Kim Rhoads:
East Oakland pop-up COVID-19 testing site aims to attract Black community 
(KRON 4 News)

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:
Breonna Taylor protests, Covid and stalled progress
News Brief: Kentucky Protests, Coronavirus Cases, Hospital Data Rule (NPR)

Valerie Flaherman:
Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well 

Maria Raven:
First cases of flu hit Bay Area, marking start of a dangerous season ahead 
(San Francisco Chronicle)

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