PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With support from a new Peter G. Peterson Foundation Pandemic Response Policy Research Fund, nine research teams at Brown University will investigate the challenges presented by pandemics across public health, health care, fiscal policy, the economy and education in the United States, as well as potential solutions in those areas for policymakers to consider.
Through a competitive submission process, Brown Vice President for Research Jill Pipher and a committee of faculty reviewers selected nine of 21 research proposals for awards ranging from $47,776 to $100,000.
“The selected projects identify pandemic challenges needing solutions,” Pipher said. “They look at its wide-ranging impact to our society, and we believe the projects will advance the national conversation about managing a pandemic in this country. I look forward to the knowledge gained and solutions developed as a result of these investigations.”
Projects awarded include:
Designing and Testing an Evidence-Based Program for Physician Burnout. (Judson Brewer, Behavioral and Social Sciences.)
Linking SARS-CoV-2 Variant Data to Statewide Longitudinal Medical Record Data. (Neil Sarkar, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics.)
Complex Predictive Modeling for Evaluating the Impact of a Pandemic in Public Health. (Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Biostatistics; Mark Lurie, Epidemiology; and Aditya Khanna, Behavioral and Social Sciences.)
Explaining COVID-19 Outcome Disparities via Natural Language Processing. (Carsten Eickhoff and Augusto Garcia-Agundez, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics; and Taneisha Wilson, Emergency Medicine.)
Using a Behavioral Science Lens to Understand the Determinants of Individuals’ Willingness to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19: A living systematic review. (Kristin Konnyu, Health Services, Policy and Practice; and Lauren Bohlen, Behavioral and Social Sciences.
- Developing and Testing a Produce Prescription Implementation Blueprint to Improve Food Security in a Clinical Setting. (Alison Tovar, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and Hannah Frank, Psychiatry and Human Behavior).