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 https://priority.ucsf.edu 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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PUBLICATIONS 
 

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

Gabby Schmajuk, Patti Katz, Stephanie Rush, Laura Trupin and Jinoos Yazdany published in Annals of  the Rheumatic Diseases
Characteristics associated with hospitalisation for COVID-19 in people with rheumatic disease: data from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician-reported registry

Jahan Fahimi and Maria Raven published in JAMA
Correlation Between N95 Extended Use and Reuse and Fit Failure
in an Emergency Department

Julia Adler-Milstein published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Barriers to Hospital Electronic Public Health Reporting and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stan Glantz published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Smoking Is Associated With COVID-19 Progression: A Meta-analysis

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

Patty Katz and Gabriela Schmajuk published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Characteristics associated with hospitalisation for COVID-19 in people with rheumatic
disease: data from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician-reported registry

Jahan Fahimi and Maria Raven published in the Emergency Medicine Journal
Emergency department preparation for COVID-19: accelerated care units

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

Ralph Gonzales published in JAMA Internal Medicine
Patient Portal Reminders—Easy but Ineffective

Ralph Gonzales published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Rapid Design and Implementation of an Integrated Patient Self-Triage
and Self-Scheduling Tool for COVID-19


Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo published in Annals of Internal Medicine
This Time Must Be Different: Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Andy Bindman published in JAMA Forum
Avoiding a Health Care Financial Meltdown

Joanne Spetz published in The New England Journal of Medicine
Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

Megha Garg published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine
Hospital Medicine Management in the Time of COVID-19: Preparing for a Sprint and a Marathon

Elizabeth Wick and Julie Ann Sosa published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Rapid Response of an Academic Surgical Department to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Implications for Patients, Surgeons, and the Community


Patti Katz published in 
ACR Open Rheumatology
Experiences of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases in the US During Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the News 
 

Naomi Bardach in KQED, NBC Bay Area and KPIX
COVID-19 Risk in Schools: What You Should Know
San Francisco Child Care Providers Are Hurting During Coronavirus Pandemic
Safe School Reopening Strategy
Pandemic Plan: UCSF Task Force Researches Safe Back-to-School Strategy
Debate Over Emotional, Educational Toll Of Distance Learning Heats Up With Back-To-School Weeks Away


Janet Coffman in The Atlantic and California Healthcare Foundation blog
San Francisco Puts Community Paramedics on Front Lines of the Pandemic

Hilary Seligman in Sacramento Bee
‘It’s like a vicious cycle’: How the pandemic leaves the poor not only exposed, but hungry

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo in Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News and KTVU among others
San Francisco flattened the curve early. Now, coronavirus cases are surging.
California tops 500,000 coronavirus cases. Is the surge finally slowing?
All nine Bay Area counties are on California's COVID-19 watch list

Margot Kushel in SFGate, the New York Times and India Currents
Regional: State, County Officials Call For Continued Eviction Protections
12 People in a 3-Bedroom House, Then the Virus Entered the Equation
Can’t Pay Rent? You’re Out!

Naomi Bardach on KQED

COVID-19 Risk in Schools: What You Should Know

Joanne Spetz in Deseret News
As COVID-19 hits rural America, small hospitals in the West struggle to keep up

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo on WNYC
Why Are People So Angry About Wearing Masks?

Kevin Grumbach on KPIX
‘COVID-Phobia’ Harming Skittish Patients Needing Care, Health Care Industry As A Whole

Bob Hiatt in Fall River Herald News
At least 120,000 Americans are needed to test COVID-19 vaccines. A ‘very encouraging’ 107,000 are so far signed up.

Margot Kushel in Bloomberg
Tracing the Invisible Danger of Household Crowding

Naomi Bardach in Mission Local and KGO
UCSF Grand Rounds: Opening the schoolhouse and the big house
Is this the future of schools? Kids learn to administer their own COVID-19 test


Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo in PBS News Hour, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times
How federal response has failed to address racial disparities in pandemic’s toll
Bracing for Wildfires During a Pandemic
Bars, indoor dining could remain closed for the foreseeable future amid coronavirus surge
Warehouse Workers in a Bind as Virus Spikes in Southern California


Charlie Irwin in Earth.com and the San Francisco Chronicle
Young smokers have double the risk of severe COVID-19
One-third of young adults may be at risk of severe COVID-19, especially if they smoke or vape


Margot Kushel in the San Francisco Chronicle, Al Jazeera
Surprise: Homeless people not getting coronavirus in the disastrous waves experts had feared
Alone and aging on the street
Can coronavirus be defeated without addressing homelessness?


Maria Raven in Business Insider
COVID-19 deaths in America are flat even though cases are soaring. Here's what that could mean.

Maria Raven in San Jose Mercury News
If you think the coronavirus pandemic is stressful, try being an emergency room doctor

Kim Rhoads in Mission Local
San Francisco tests for COVID-19 more than most anywhere else, but does it have a strategy?

Naomi Bardach in Finger Lake Times, KPIX, ABC, Live Science, EdSource

Debate Over Emotional, Educational Toll Of Distance Learning Heats Up With Back-To-School Weeks Away
Is this the future of schools? Kids learn to administer their own COVID-19 test
Should schools reopen amid the pandemic?
Coronavirus cases spike in California child care facilities


Stan Glantz in Cronkite News
Smoking could worsen progression of COVID-19, research finds

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo in Daily Democrat and San Jose Mercury News
Return to full-scale lockdown ahead?
As California rolls back reopening, key question looms: Will it be enough?


Charlie Irwin in SF Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and Healthline
UCSF study finds young adult smokers at high risk of severe coronavirus
Smoking Puts 1 in 3 Young Adults at High Risk for Severe COVID-19


Monica McLemore in Time
Amid Social Upheaval and COVID-19, Black Women Create Their Own Health Care Support Networks

Marissa Raymond-Flesch on KGO 
Virtual doctor visits likely to continue after pandemic despite insurance coverage cuts

Margot Kushel in the San Francisco Chronicle, Al Jazeera

Surprise: Homeless people not getting coronavirus in the disastrous waves experts had feared
Alone and aging on the street
Can coronavirus be defeated without addressing homelessness?

Maria Raven in Business Insider

COVID-19 deaths in America are flat even though cases are soaring. Here's what that could mean.

Renee Hsia in the New York Times
Most Coronavirus Tests Cost About $100. Why Did One Cost $2,315?

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo in  Vox, The Mercury NewsDaily Democrat and Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle
How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

Recklessness or reopening: Why are more young people getting coronavirus?
California’s slide from coronavirus success to danger zone began Memorial Day
After 100 days of sheltering in the Bay Area, what have we learned about the coronavirus?

Kim Rhoads in San Francisco Bay View
COVID-19, more reality than myth: Dr. Kim Rhoads breaks down the virus


Jahan Fahimi in the San Francisco Chronicle
‘There’s no way we can go back to what we were before’: The Bay Area is learning to live with the coronavirus

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle
UCSF studying stem cells as possible coronavirus treatment

Jahan Fahimi interviewed in SF Gate
These are the riskiest activities to do during the coronavirus pandemic

Margot Kushel interviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle
Hundreds of homeless people in southeast SF tested for coronavirus

Rita Hamad in The New York Times
How 132 Epidemiologists Are Deciding When to Send Their Children to School


Margot Kushel interviewed on KJZZ
Grappling With Homelessness In The Time Of Coronavirus

Joanne Spetz interviewed in Time
'It's Getting Worse.' Nursing Home Workers Confront Risks in Facilities Devastated by Coronavirus

Jim Kahn interviewed in Between the Lines
Columbia University Study Finds Trump Delay in Social Distancing Cost Tens of Thousands of Lives

Marissa Raymond-Flesch interviewed in Health Europa
COVID-19 telehealth adoption could reduce disparities in healthcare

Joanne Spetz interviewed in Mother Jones
Why the Pandemic Means Unprecedented Pay for Some Nurses and Unemployment for Others

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo interviewed on KQED

13 People, 1 Bathroom: How a Bay Area Immigrant Mom Is Surviving COVID-19

Margot Kushel quoted in Shareable
Angelenos claim empty housing to shelter the storm during the pandemic

Julia Adler-Milstein interviewed for CNBC
Why, in the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

Margot Kushel interviewed in Mother Jones
If a Pandemic Can’t Force San Francisco to Reckon With Homelessness, Nothing Can

Marissa Raymond-Flesch interviewed in UCSF News
Coronavirus May Change Patient Appointments to Videoconference Permanently

Stan Glantz interviewed for KTVU News
Study says smoking can double your chances of severe COVID-19 outcomes

Margot Kushel interviewed in the New York Times
The Bay Area Billionaires Are Breaking My Heart

Margot Kushel interviewed on WGRX
Public health experts say COVID-19 has exposed the ugly truths of health disparities in the U.S.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo interviewed in The Press Stories
What researchers can learn from younger COVID-19 patients

Jahan Fahimi interviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle
‘Learning on the run’ as Bay Area doctors find ways to ease coronavirus recovery

Rob Lustig interviewed in The Trumpet
The Underlying Cause of COVID-19

Joanne Spetz interviewed for CBS Sacramento 
Most California Health Corps Enlistees Not Eligible To Join
 

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