Our research study, “Communities, Households and SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology (CHASING) COVID,” is designed to help contribute to our understanding of this pandemic, how it is affecting households across America, how it is spreading, and whether our efforts to slow the spread are working. It is being conducted by researchers at the City University of New York Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (CUNY ISPH) to understand more about the spread of novel Coronavirus and to inform and evaluate the national response.
Who is running the study?
This study is led by infectious disease epidemiologists and other researchers at the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health and the CUNY School of Public Health.
View details of the project and study team here.
Recent Study Updates
- Incidence and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2
- Food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID cases missed by standard surveillance during the Omicron surge
- Study examines racial/ethnic disparities in exposure to COVID-19
- Determinants of vaccine hesitancy and uptake
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Related publications, including preprints
- “Food Insecurity During the First Year of COVID-19: An Analysis of Employment and Sociodemographic Factors Among a Longitudinal Cohort (CHASING COVID),” [Preprint]
- “Household factors and the risk of severe COVID-like illness early in the US pandemic,” PLoS One
- “The Importance of Incorporating At-Home Testing into SARS-CoV-2 Point Prevalence Estimates: Findings from a U.S. National Cohort, February 2022.” JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.
- “SARS-CoV-2 incidence and risk factors in a national, community-based prospective cohort of U.S. adults,” Clinical Infectious Diseases.
- “Racial/ethnic disparities in exposure to COVID-19, susceptibility to COVID-19 and access to health care – findings from a U.S. national cohort.” Emerging Infectious Diseases
- “Menstrual Product Insecurity Resulting From COVID-19‒Related Income Loss, United States, 2020.” AJPH
- “Determinants and trends of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and vaccine uptake in a national cohort of U.S. adults: A longitudinal study,” American Journal of Epidemiology.
- “Patterns of SARS-CoV-2 Testing Preferences in a National Cohort in the United States: Latent Class Analysis of a Discrete Choice Experiment,” JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.
- “Intention to Vaccinate Children Against COVID-19 Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated US Parents,” JAMA Pediatrics.
- “Cohort profile: a national, community-based prospective cohort study of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic outcomes in the USA—the CHASING COVID Cohort study,” BMJ Open.
- “Risk Profile of Thanksgiving Gatherers and Subsequent SARS-CoV2 Testing and Diagnosis.” [Preprint]
- “Spread and sources of information and misinformation about COVID-19 early during the pandemic in a U.S. national cohort study.“[Preprint]
- “Recent SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in a national, community-based prospective cohort of U.S. adults.” [Preprint]
- “SARS-CoV-2 Testing Service Preferences of Adults in the United States: Discrete Choice Experiment,” JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.
- “The relationship between anxiety, health, and potential stressors among adults in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.” [Preprint]
Study Materials and Resources
- Baseline survey questions | March – April, 2020
- Follow-up 1 survey questions | April – July, 2020
- Follow-up 2 survey questions | July – September, 2020
- Follow-up 3 survey questions | October – November, 2020
- Follow-up 4 survey questions | November, 2020
- Follow-up 5 survey questions | December, 2020
- Follow-up 6 survey questions | February, 2021
- Follow-up 6.1 survey questions | March – April, 2021
- Follow-up 6.2 survey questions | April – May, 2021
- Follow-up 7 survey questions | May – June, 2021
- Follow-up 7.1 survey questions | June – July, 2021
- Follow-up 8 survey questions | September, 2021
- Follow-up 9 survey questions | December, 2021
- Follow-up 9.1 survey questions | January, 2022
- Follow-up 10 survey questions | March, 2022
- Follow-up 11 survey questions | June, 2022
- Follow-up 12 survey questions | October, 2022
- Follow-up 13 survey questions | December, 2022
- Follow-up 14 survey questions | April, 2023
- Follow-up 15 survey questions | June, 2023
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- Parent study survey questions
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