The purpose of the study is to collect blood from asymptomatic individuals to screen for antibodies for SARS-CoV2 , which is the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. We would like to see how many people may have been exposed to the virus but who do not have symptoms of the illness. If there are enough tests available, we may ask you to allow us to also do a nasal or oral swab to test for COVID-19. This study is being done at the following clinics: UNC Family Medicine Center (Chapel Hill), UNC Family Medicine (Wakefield), UNC Women's Health at Eden, UNC Family Medicine Southpoint, UNC Internal Medicine Goldsboro, UNC Family Medicine Airport Road (Kinston), North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, UNC Specialty Care Sanford, UNC Family Medicine- Mebane, and UNC Family Medicine- Clayton. Ask your provider about participating or contact Martha Almond (information below)
While platforms market gig work as an opportunity for entrepreneurship and as a fall-back option during periods of unemployment, the current coronavirus pandemic -- and the importance of social distancing -- suggests that gig employment might not be a solution during times of national crisis. This mixed methods research project will utilize in-depth interviews and demographic surveys (conducted remotely) with up to 100 gig workers in NYC affiliated to examine how workers are experiencing the virus and how it is impacting their lives and livelihoods.
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.
The purpose of this research study is to understand how COVID-19 affected child care access in Durham and how child care impacts parents/guardians. We hope to use these insights to better inform policies designed to support caregivers and improve access to affordable child care.
Many teachers are experiencing stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The experience of stress may bring about many negative consequences. The present study is to investigate if and how different factors may influence individual teacher's experience of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings of the current study may inform targeted interventions and policies to help teachers cope with work-related stress.
The purpose of this study is to survey pediatric mental health providers and their perception of COVID-19 educational disruption on their pediatric patients.
We will identify changes in the numbers, seriousness, and outcomes of breast cancers diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to before the pandemic.
This study asks participants about their pre-pandemic, current, and expected post-pandemic behaviors to better understand long-term societal changes that may occur as a result of the pandemic. The study focuses on transportation-related outcomes.
I aim to examine the impacts of remote schooling on the racial/ethnic achievement gaps in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and what mechanisms led to this impact. My study will help map how the switch to remote schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted student achievement, particularly for students from marginalized backgrounds as compared to privileged students.
The purpose of this project is to explore the role of debt and debt aversion on college completion among Latinos.