Epidemiology and Biostatistics Forum

Recent SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in a national, community-based prospective cohort of U.S. adults Keynote speaker: Dr. Denis Nash Epidemiologic risk factors for incident SARS-CoV-2 infection are best characterized via prospective cohort studies, complementing case-based surveillance and cross-sectional seroprevalence studies. Launched in March 2020, the CHASING COVID Cohort Study is a national, community-based prospective cohort study of 6,745 […]

Anxiety and its associated factors among adults in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 2020

35% of CHASING COVID Cohort participants reported experiencing moderate or severe symptoms of anxiety. Individuals who had lost income due to COVID-19, reported recent COVID-like symptoms, and had previously been diagnosed with depression were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety. For more information, click here. The common experience of anxiety symptoms among participants highlights […]

Household risk factors for severe COVID-19 disease

December 2020

Study participants were more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 if they had children in the home (compared to participants without children in the home) and if they lived in multi-unit dwellings (for example, apartment buildings) compared to participants living in single-unit dwellings. These findings may have implications for mask-wearing and other mitigation strategies […]

Preliminary findings from CHASING COVID Cohort study on SARS-CoV-2 testing preferences

October 2020

As part of a routine follow-up survey in the CHASING COVID Cohort study, an additional section was included to learn more about SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing preferences. 4,793 participants responded between July 30 and September 8, 2020. This second survey section, which used a discrete choice experiment (DCE), asked participants to imagine that ‘…the number of […]