The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the health and welfare of people all over the world. Scientists are working around the clock to develop vaccines and discover treatments for the critically ill. However, less attention is being paid to the steps everyday people have taken when they get sick with COVID-19. This is where we come in. Our goal is to study the experiences of people who have, or had, COVID-19, so that we can learn how patients can best recover at home.
The United Covid Survivor Study (UCSS) aims to find out whether over-the-counter medications and home remedies that some people use to manage symptoms of COVID-19 help, hurt, or make no difference. This initiative needs 10,000+ volunteers, age 18 and up, who previously had COVID-19, or were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, to fill out an anonymous online survey. By telling us about your symptoms, and about any medicines or remedies that you have used while sick, you can help us gain important information about what patients can do at home to speed their recovery.
UCSS is a UCLA research study in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois and UC-Merced. Participation is voluntary. Many different factors shape people's experiences of COVID-19 and their healthcare practices. Spanning three universities, multiple scientific disciplines, and a wide variety of approaches, we are a dedicated group of researchers who have come together to better understand how individuals like you have managed to cope with this illness. Our goal is to combine our collective expertise with the experiences of patients like you in order to help others suffering from COVID-19.
Daniel M.T. Fessler
Professor of Biological Anthropology at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, and a Consulting Anthropologist at the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Medical Center. Conducts research on how humanity’s past affects our health and wellness today.
Edward Clint
Ph.D. candidate in the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Studies how childhood experiences affect PTSD vulnerability and how modern medications interact with natural response to infection.
Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook
Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Merced and the Director of the LATCH Lab. Studies the biological pathways through which psychological, environmental and social factors impact health and disease.
Charlie Silver
Senior Software Engineer at the University of California, Los Angeles. Works on research and educational projects involving mobile, virtual reality, cloud backend and infrastructure software to advance the use of emerging technology at the university.
Justin Rhodes
Professor of Psychology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Director of the Rhodes Lab. His fields of research include behavior genetics, neuroscience of motivation and addiction, effects of exercise and diet on brain function, and sex differences in the brain.
Sakol Mongkolkasetarin
UCSS Communications Director and founder of Fiat Lux Agency, a volunteer-based group working for the public good. Nonprofit efforts include American Cancer Society, Rainforest Action Network and Gavin Newsom's SF Graffiti Watch. Prior to Fiat Lux, he helped launch some notable initiatives at UCLA Strategic Communications.
Faysal Saab
Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA Medical Center. Interests include medical education, global health, point-of-care ultrasound, and clinical research.
Chad Hazlett
Assistant Professor in the departments of Statistics and Political Science at UCLA. Develops statistical approaches for making credible and transparent claims from observational data and applies these tools to studies in a variety of social and medical science settings.
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