CPRC COVID-19 Research

CPRC members are actively engaged in research on COVID-19 with a focus on inequalities and policies to mitigate those inequalities. Learn more about resources available, data visualization tools, research projects, and upcoming events. 


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COVID-19 Working Group

Join us to share data collection efforts, explore new ideas, and build collaboration opportunities.

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GIS Services

Are you interested in mapping data? Learn more about our GIS consulting services. 

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Columbia University COVID-19 Hub

Look up COVID-19 projects, make connections with colleagues, and share ideas and materials.

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NIH Repository of COVID-19 Research Tools

Click here to access to COVID-19 related data collection tools.

Seed Grants

CPRC awarded seven seed grants focused on COVID-19. 

Research Team. Alissa Davis, Ph.D., Columbia School of Social Work, Susan Rosenthal, MD, Department of Pediatrics, and Nial Bolger, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 

Summary. This study will use digital phenotyping to elucidate daily processes of social interactions and adolescent mental health status and alcohol/substance use in New York City. Click here to learn more.


Research Team. Samantha Winter, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work

Summary. This pilot web-based psychoeducation training aims to alleviate the mental health consequences of the pandemic for community leaders in informal settlements in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.

Research Team. Yao Lu, Ph.D., Columbia University Department of Sociology and Neeraj Kaushal, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work

Summary. The study team will conduct a nationally representative survey to investigate the extent to which COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-Asian prejudice and discrimination and if such intensified discrimination has permeated to the socioeconomic arena to affect the labor market outcomes and social experiences of Asian Americans.

Research Team. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University and Elizabeth Ananat, Ph.D., Barnard College, Columbia University

Summary. This project aims to add a COVID-19 module to the 18th wave of The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS).

Research Team. Belinda Archibong, Ph.D., Barnard College, Columbia University

Summary. This study seeks to estimate the causal impact of information-communication on households’ communication-risk sharing, expenditure, mental wellbeing, and gender relations in the context of COVID-19.

Research TeamWilliam P. Fifer, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Carmela Alcántara, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work, and Noelia M. Zork, MD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Summary. This is the first prospective, longitudinal matched case-control study to investigate how child neurodevelopment is impacted by maternal gestational diabetes mellitus and/or gestational hypertension in the context of maternal stress and depression related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Research Team. Dani Dumitriu, MD, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Catherine Monk, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Summary. This study will examine psychosocial stress within the context of COVID-19 as a potential pathway in the relationship between race and poor sleep. This is a subcomponent of a large mother-infant study conducted under a new interdisciplinary initiative: Maternal and Child Research Oversight (MaCRO) Committee.

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