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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Drexel's Rapid Response Research and Development Fund Awardees

May 21, 2020

Several projects by Dornsife researchers were selected to receive funding as part of Drexel's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund, which was designated for urgent action, short-term projects focused on COVID-19 research, development and solutions.

  • Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Community Health and Prevention, and Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, both at Dornsife and the Urban Health Collaborative, are creating a user-friendly online dashboard to research COVID-19’s impact on the community.
  • In partnership with American University and Yale University, Ali Groves, PhD, MHS, assistant professor of Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife, is conducting in-depth interviews with low-income residents in Connecticut.
  • Igor Burstyn, PhD, associate professor, and Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, assistant research professor, both at Dornsife, are conducting research on how inaccuracies in current polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests affect estimates of the number of COVID-19 cases. Their statistical modeling approach estimates a number of cases of COVID-19 could have been misclassified among people who are tested for it in Philadelphia.
  • Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS, director, Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST), and the Arthur L. and Joanne B. Frank Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Dornsife, is leading a study on the assessment of first responders mental health during the pandemic.

Learn more: Drexel Researchers Accelerating COVID-19 Solutions

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