New research supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health aims to deepen public understanding of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and inform the response. A Sample of Recently Published Findings To have the greatest benefits, vaccination campaigns should target people who say…Read More
New research supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) aims to deepen public understanding of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on population health and inform the response.
Shutdowns and restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted contraceptive services, abortion access, and other sexual and reproductive health care across the globe, new research shows. In many places, providers shifted toward telemedicine; in the United States, more women received medication abortions. But women from disadvantaged groups faced more obstacles to receiving care as the…Read More
Infants born during the pandemic—regardless of whether their mothers had COVID-19 during pregnancy—scored slightly lower on certain tests of neurodevelopment at six months old, compared to a similar group of infants born before the pandemic, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University and the Columbia Population Research Center.1 The findings suggest that children…Read More
NICHD is interested in grant applications that examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social determinants of health and the health of underserved and health disparities populations. NICHD priorities include: Research based on population representative samples. Comparisons of underserved populations and/or vulnerable populations (as defined by this underserved nor vulnerable. Research that examines…Read More
U.S. state and city leaders issued mask-wearing and social distancing directives in 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Residents applied the directives differently in their daily lives—reflecting how unevenly these public health messages are understood and followed, new research shows. These findings are among results from new research supported by the Eunice Kennedy…Read More
In estimating the magnitude of the pandemic, demographers have found that COVID-19 is likely to shorten the average U.S. lifespan in 2020 by about a year.Read More