• Home
  • Study Details
By physician referral or invitation only

Physicians' Occupational Health During Covid-19: A Qualitative Analysis of Systems Factors

Physicians are at risk for high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and burnout, an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress. New working conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated these occupational health burdens for physicians at a time when baseline levels of stress, burnout, and poor mental health were already overwhelmingly high.This onslaught of new (and potentially recurrent) acute stressors on top of chronic stress presents crisis of occupational health and moral integrity for physicians. There is an important need to (1) characterize the relationship between pandemic workplace conditions and adverse health outcomes (e.g. fatigue, stress, burnout, mental illness) and (2) identify work practices and organizational characteristics that promote occupational health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of such outcomes. To respond to these urgent and ongoing needs, we propose a novel exploratory study of the occupational wellbeing of physicians working on the front line of COVID-19 care.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Contact the Team


Thank you for your interest, but this study is recruiting by invitation only.

California, Florida

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Mara Buchbinder
Social Medicine

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Mental and Emotional Health
Wellness and Lifestyle
Social or Workplace Dynamics

IRB Number


Research for Me logo

Copyright © 2013-2022 The NC TraCS Institute, the integrated home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program at UNC-CH.  This website is made possible by CTSA Grant UL1TR002489 and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.


  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
logo for the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute
logo for UNC Health
logo for UNC School of Medicine
logo for UNC Research