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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Andrew Auerbach published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine
Discharge Practices for COVID-19 Patients: Rapid Review of Published Guidance and Synthesis of Documents and Practices at 22 US Academic Medical Centers.

Sunitha Kaiser and Naomi Bardach published in Pediatrics
Preventing COVID-19 Transmission in Education Settings.

Maria Glymour and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo published in the American Journal of Epidemiology
Sheltering in Place and the Likelihood of Nonnatural Death.

Maria Glymour and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo published in PLoS One
Excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among Californians 18-65 years of age, by occupational sector and occupation: March through November 2020.

Stuart Gansky published in Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Coronavirus Disease Update on Epidemiology, Virology, and Prevention.

Sunitha Kaiser published in Hospital Pediatrics
Safety Events in Children's Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Tracy Lin published in Contraception
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic security and pregnancy intentions among people at risk of pregnancy.

Mohsen Malekinejad published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Clarification regarding Outdoor Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Other Respiratory Viruses, a Systematic Review.

Christina Mangurian published in Psychological Services

Rapid creation of child telemental health services during COVID-19 to promote continued care for underserved children and families.

Patricia Katz and Gabriela Schmajuk published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Associations of baseline use of biologic or targeted synthetic DMARDs with COVID-19 severity in rheumatoid arthritis: Results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician registry

Urmimala Sarkar published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Usability, inclusivity, and content evaluation of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in the United States

Valerie Flaherman published in American Journal of Perinatology
Management and Early Outcomes of Neonates Born to Women with SARS-CoV-2 in 16 U.S. Hospitals

Maria Glymour, Margot Kushel and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo published in Jama internal Medicine
Excess Mortality in California During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, March to August 2020

Sunitha Kaiser published in Hospital Pediatrics
Saftey Events in Children's Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Renee Hsia published in BMJ Quality and Saftey
Nationwide study on trends in unplanned hospital attendance and deaths during the 7 weeks after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Denmark

In the News  

Naomi Bardach:
Cal Top Educator Tony Thurmond Says Schools on Track for Safe Reopening
 (Sacramento Observer)
Facing Backlash, California Officials Revise New School Mask Rules (KQED)
New online tools can help parents prepare for upcoming school year (Fontana Herald News)

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo:
States scale back virus reportingjust as cases surge
(The Kansas City Star)
Newsom faces COVID quandary (CalMatters)
COVID spreading fast in well-vaccinated California counties (Times Herald)
Is the Pfizer booster shot necessary to beat the delta variant? An expert weighs in. (PBS)
Grab Your Mask and Notepad, We're Headed Back to the Capitol (California Healthline)
'Cause for alarm': COVID-19 hospitalizations worsen for Black L.A. County residents (Los Angeles Times)
Delta COVID outbreak spreads to 47 at Santa Rosa homeless shelter (KRON4)

Jahan Fahimi:
S.F.'s coronavirus case rate now rivals California's. What's going on? (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sunitha Kaiser:
New CDC guidance says vaccinated students don't need masks in schools

Margot Kushel:
Outreach Effort Brings Vaccines Directly to Tenderloin Streets
(San Francisco Public Press)

Maria Raven:
Bay Area's 4th COVID surge on track to 'worsen' in next 3 weeks, UCSF doctor says 
(ABC 7)

Kim Rhoads:
As Delta variant hits unvaccinated in white and black communities, community docs encourage vaccination (Mission Local)
East Bay health experts worry about Delta variant as the vaccination campaign continues (The Oaklandside)

Hilary Seligman:
COVID's Long Shadow: Damage to children's education - and their health - could last a lifetime
(The Louisiana Weekly)

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