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Explore research projects involving UBC researchers that are focusing on social and policy responses to COVID-19.

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Project Title UBC Project Lead External Project Lead Research Area(s) Funding Program
Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 and the Impact on Dentistry Mahesh Nagarajan Mathematical Modelling and Operations
Anxiety in International Politics During COVID Steven Heine Mental Health & Wellbeing, Politics, Governance & Law
Assessing the mental health impacts of COVID-19: A national survey study Emily Jenkins, Anne Gadermann Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
BC COVID-19 Modelling Group Daniel Coombs, James Colliander Caroline Colijn (Simon Fraser University), Daniel Coombs (UBC), James Colliander (UBC) Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Economics & Business, Epidemiology & Public Health, Social Impacts, Vaccines & Treatments Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Behavioral Intentions in Response to Norms and Expertise Kate White Culture, Economics & Business
Building Resilient Rural Communities: Understanding the Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change Events Nelly D. Oelke, UBCO; Davina Banner Lukaris, UNBC; and Bonnie Fournier, TRU Mental Health & Wellbeing
Canadian Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Maternal and Infant Outcomes Deborah Money Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Career resources and well-being in times of COVID-19 William Borgen Economics & Business, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Challenges and Technology Use among Rural Community Residents during COVID-19 Pandemic Kathy Rush Healthcare Delivery & Policy
City Shutdown as a Response to COVID-19: Understanding Human Experiences and Mental Health Consequences of the Quarantine in Wuhan Yue Qian Epidemiology & Public Health, Mental Health & Wellbeing Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Comparing resource allocation policies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic Judy Illes, CM Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Psychological, Social and Behavioral Reactions Anita DeLongis, Nancy Sin Culture, Epidemiology & Public Health, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID - 19 Impact on Travel Demand and Transportation System Mahmudur Fatmi Environment, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID and Sped: Parents of Children in Special Education: Coping with COVID-19 Vicki Floyd Knight Social Impacts
COVID Elicited Responses to Sexual health (COVERS Study) Lori Brotto Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID-19 and Prosocial coping: Writing about Daily Events Frances Chen Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID-19 and Wellbeing Study Joelle LeMoult Mental Health & Wellbeing
COVID-19 Behaviours Study Kate White Culture, Social Impacts
COVID-19 ethical questions Azim Shariff Culture, Healthcare Delivery & Policy
COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on dental geriatric care: students’ views Mario Brondani Economics & Business, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts
COVID-19 social connection project: Current Events and Social Behavior Elizabeth Dunn Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID-19 survey: Clinicians' quality of life and moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic David Barbic Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing
COVID-19: Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Ontarians with Disabilities Kathleen Martin Ginis Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID-19: The Role of Psychological Factors in the Spreading of Disease, Discrimination, and Distress Steven Taylor Co-leads: Gordon Asmundson (University of Regina) & Steven Taylor (UBC) Mental Health & Wellbeing Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rapid Research
Cyber Security and Privacy of Massive Telecommuting in the times of Pandemics Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov Equipment & Technology Innovations
Days-since-infection structured model for Covid-19 dynamics Villy Christensen, Carl Walters Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Digital Communication Study Elizabeth Dunn Equipment & Technology Innovations, Social Impacts
Digital Virtual Support of Cases and Contacts to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Readiness and Knowledge Sharing for Global Outbreaks (WelTel PHM) Richard Lester Epidemiology & Public Health, Equipment & Technology Innovations, Healthcare Delivery & Policy Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Dynamic resource allocation and hospital Load balancing using optimization models and predictive analytics Mahesh Nagarajan Mathematical Modelling and Operations
Ecologies of Vulnerability: Mapping Harm in the Time of COVID-19. Leslie Robertson Social Impacts
Epidemiological and evolutionary modelling of SARS-CoV-2 Sarah (Sally) Otto Epidemiology & Public Health
Evolution of Canadian Policies and News on Face Masks in COVID-19 Pandemic HsingChi von Bergmann Culture, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Examining the Evidence on the Safety of Ibuprofen in Lower Respiratory Infections Mahyar Etminan Epidemiology & Public Health, Vaccines & Treatments
Face masks: Exploring social norms during the COVID-19 pandemic Jiaying Zhao Culture, Social Impacts
Feedback-guided design of NPIs for stable and controlled COVID-19 deconfinement Guy Dumont Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Forecasting Hospital Admissions Related to COVID-19 Mahesh Nagarajan Mathematical Modelling and Operations
Health Systems responses to COVID-19 Peter Berman, Maxwell A. Cameron Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Healthcare Provider PTSD: The Certain and Uncertain Challenges of COVID-19 Judy Illes, CM Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
How Does Social Distancing Impact the Elderly's Activities of Daily Living? Dongwook Yoon Equipment & Technology Innovations, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Information Rich Wheat Markets in the Early Days of COVID-19 James Vercammen Economics & Business, Food & Nutrition
International Health Communications Heidi Tworek Culture, Epidemiology & Public Health, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Kootenay Boundary Virtual Health Use Kathy Rush Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Mapping Linguistic Diversity in a Globalizing World through Open Source Digital Tools Mark Turin Culture, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Misinformation for COVID-19 Yanwen Wang, Jane Buxton Emily Rempel (BCCDC), Katie Fenn (PHSA), Harlan Pruden (UBC, BCCDC) Culture, Economics & Business, Social Impacts
Morality and COVID-19 Sandra Robinson Culture, Economics & Business
Neurological consequences of COVID-19 Judy Illes, CM Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Operation COVID: Canadians' Occupations during Viral Infection Days (COVID): A New Normal? William (Bill) Miller Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Physical activity and well-being during a period of pandemic Guy Faulkner Epidemiology & Public Health, Mental Health & Wellbeing
Planning as Inference in Epidemiological Models Frank Wood Epidemiology & Public Health CIFAR AI and COVID-19 Catalyst Grants Program
Pregnant and postpartum women’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic; A qualitative perspective Hamideh Bayrampour Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Preventive vs Reactive Actions & God: Choices & Thoughts in Difficult Situations Karl Aquino Culture, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey of Patients Sabrina Wong Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Quick COVID-19 Survey of Physiotherapists Sabrina Wong Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Rapid release of an easily accessible SARS-CoV-2 genome analysis pipeline Chanson Brumme Zabrina Brumme, Simon Fraser University, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS; Don Kirkby, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health, Vaccines & Treatments Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects, cofunded with Illumina Canada
Response to COVID-19 in the Homelessness Sector and Impact on Service Providers and Users John Graham Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts
Robust Manpower planning models for critically ill admitted patients during a pandemic Mahesh Nagarajan, Steven Shechter Mathematical Modelling and Operations Genome BC Rapid Response
Rural Community Response to COVID-19 Jude Kornelsen Culture, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts CIHR/BC Support Unit
Safe Seniors, Strong Communities COVID-19 Emergency Response for Seniors Craig E. Jones Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Sociocultural and behavioural factors affecting communities' response to countermeasures for COVID-19 epidemic: identifying interventions to build trust Julie Bettinger Eve Dubé (Université Laval) Culture, Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rapid Research
Strategies to Relieve Suffering at End-of-Life (STRS-EOL)  Barb Pesut, Sally Thorne Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts
Structural preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic and the provision of urgent oral health care Mario Brondani Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Anticipating its Effects on Canada's Agricultural Trade Richard Barichello Economics & Business, Food & Nutrition
The lived experiences of Canadian Critical Care Nurses providing direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic Sarah Crowe Sarah Crowe, Greg Haljan, Amanda Howard Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing
THRIVE (Tracking Health and Relationships In Varying Everyday contexts) Study Christiane Hoppmann Culture, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Towards Understanding The Privacy Dimensions of Personal Information Tracking for Controlling Pandemics Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov Equipment & Technology Innovations, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Tracking Pediatric Emergency Department Visits During a Pandemic Ran Goldman Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Understanding the effects of public health outbreak control policies and implementation on individuals and communities: a path to improving COVID-19 policy effectiveness Julie Bettinger Scott Halperin (Dalhousie University) Culture, Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Volunteer navigation partnerships: A compassionate community approach to care Barb Pesut Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
What Families Think and Do ? - A Survey for Families Visiting the Pediatric Emergency Department Ran Goldman Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Witness Seminar on the topic, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place?: Can Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Still Respect Personal Privacy? Victoria Lemieux Politics, Governance & Law
Young People providing care during the COVID-19 Pandemic Grant Charles Andrea Breen (University of Guelph) Mental Health & Wellbeing