Omar Galárraga Co-PI of Brown COVID-19 Research Seed Fund Award

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Fifteen teams of Brown faculty researchers have received a total of $350,000 from the University’s new COVID-19 Research Seed Fund.  Brown established the fund to fast track innovative research proposals that directly address the urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards will support research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on  human health and  research that could create products of immediate need for the healthcare system in Rhode Island and the nation. 

Omar Galarraga, along with PI Ira Wilson, will lead research reviewing health care claims in Rhode Island to examine the impact of COVID-19 social distancing measures on health care utilization and outcomes, particularly for the most needy people, such as chronically-ill patients.