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The Perinatal Experience And COVID-19 Effects Study (PEACE)


This longitudinal study which began in May 2020 examines the effects of COVID-19 on women during the perinatal period (pregnancy and postpartum). Through our online surveys and Zoom-based observational design, we hope to learn more about stress, well being, resilience, and social support among mothers and their infants during this unprecedented time. To date, we have enrolled over 2000 women and are now in Wave 2 of our data collection.

Who is eligible to participate?

1) Women ages 18+ living in the U.S.

2) Currently at least 13 weeks pregnant OR gave birth to a live baby in past 6 months


What is involved?

1) A 30-45 minute online survey about COVID-19 related experiences, pregnancy, stress, and well being

2) After completing the survey, you may be invited to participate in a 30-minute virtual activity session with your baby. The session will consist of two activities - Free-play and Face-to-face Still Face; these are activities done to understand the social experiences of mother and baby   

Project Coordinator: Emily Zhang, M.A.

Funding: The Family Health and Resiliency Fund

The COVID-19 Adult Resilience Experiences Study (CARES)


This NSF-Funded longitudinal study began in April 2020 in collaboration with Boston University to assess the physical and emotional well being of young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Young adults who are 18-30 years old and currently reside in the United States or receiving education from a U.S. institution are welcomed to participate. To date we have enrolled over 1400 participants and are currently in Wave 3 of data collection.  

Who is eligible to participate? 

Young adults...

1) Ages 18-30

2) Currently living in the U.S. OR receiving education from a U.S. institution

What is involved? 

1) A 30-45 minute online survey that will take place up to 3 times (April, July, and October 2020)

2) Some participants will be selected to participate in a 20-minute in-depth online interview


One in 10 participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for completion of each online survey. All participants who complete interviews will be compensated with a $20 gift card. 

Project Coordinator: Emily Zhang, M.A.

Funding: National Science Foundation (2027553)

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