COVID-19 Research


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Current Projects 

Delayed Services in Context of COVID-19: Consequences of Delayed Access to Early Intervention, Autism Evaluation, and Diagnosis in the Context of COVID-19 (Christine Mirzaian, PI; Co-Investigators: Olga Solomon, PhD, Alexis Saman-Deavenport-Saman, DrPH, Marie Poulsen, PhD, Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, Imani Franklin, BS, Vanessa Castro, MPH)

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Health Response: Early Intervention Regional Center Services and Developmental Outcomes (Alexis Deavenport-Saman, PI; Co-Investigators: Olga Solomon, PhD, Christine Mirzaian, MD, MPH, Marie Poulsen, PhD,  Larry Yin, MD, MSPH, Imani Franklin, BS, Vanessa Castro, MPH, Kinnari Jhaveri, MBA)

Characteristics of Pediatric Acute Hepatitis Pre- and Post-SARS-CoV-2: A Single Center Experience (Co-Investigator: Juan Espinoza)

Management of COVID-19 at Home for Patients in Armenia Using a Web App (PI: Juan Espinoza)

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Weight in Children and Youth with Spina Bifida (PI: Kathryn Smith)

Impact of COVID-19 crisis on parents and families of children born <30 weeks EGA in California using CPQCC and CPQCC-CCS HRIF (PI: Christine Mirzaian)

Improving the Institutional Culture of Feedback by Implementing a Faculty Development Interactive Course Using a Peer Coaching Model (PI: Kira Molas-Torreblanca)

A Novel Educational Approach to Introduce a Child Poverty Curriculum Through Digital Storytelling (PI: Grant Christman)

Design and Validation of Simulation-Based Educational Tools and a Novel Assessment of Spiritual Care Competency (ASCC) Tool for Teaching Spiritual Care Skills (PI: Eyal Ben-Isaac)


Dalabih, A., Bennett, E., Javier, J. R., & Pediatric Policy Council (2022). The COVID-19 pandemic and pediatric mental health: advocating for improved access and recognition. Pediatric research, 91(5), 1018–1020.

Madlock-Brown, C., Wilkens, K., Weiskopf, N. et al. (2022). Clinical, social, and policy factors in COVID-19 cases and deaths: methodological considerations for feature selection and modeling in county-level analyses. BMC Public Health 22, 747.

Phuong, J., Riches, N. O., Madlock-Brown, C., Duran, D., Calzoni, L., Espinoza, J. C., Datta, G., Kavuluru, R., Weiskopf, N. G., Ward-Caviness, C. K., & Lin, A. Y. (2022). Social Determinants of Health Factors for Gene-Environment COVID-19 Research: Challenges and Opportunities. Advanced genetics (Hoboken, N.J.), 3(2), 2100056.


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