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CSDE Affiliates Awarded PHI COVID-19 Grants

Posted: 5/2/2020 (CSDE Awards)

This week, the UW’s Population Health Initiative announced its COVID-19 awards. Congratulations to all awardees! Notably, of the 21 awards made at least seven were awarded to teams including CSDE affiliates and scientific staff! Here we share a few highlights. Jen Otten and her colleagues will examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems, food security, and food access in WA. Arthur Acolin, Kyle Crowder, and Rebecca Walter with their team will assess prevailing impacts of COVID-19 on rental housing markets across metropolitan areas and neighborhoods. Carmen Gonzalez and her team will find codeveloping culturally relevant messages for farmworker safety and health in the COVID-19 pandemic. India Ornelas and her team will assess and address the impact of COVID-19 outbreak among Latino immigrants in King County. Christine Leibbrand (CSDE Research Scientist) joins Jonathan Kantner on a project to examine how to mitigate the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Rachel Heath and Tyler McCormick will be measuring and assessing occupational health and safety in low-income countries during COVID-19. Lastly, Stephen Mooney and team will find how using machine learning on the UW Medicine Electronic Health Record can optimize the COVID-19 response.

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