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COVID-19 case trajectories may be predicted by surveying communities

Jan 11, 2022

The public’s willingness to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations correlates with COVID-19 case projections in zip codes where those surveyed about their intended behaviors live, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The researchers said…

Data4Action September Project Update

Aug 25, 2021

The initial survey of the Data4Action (D4A) project was completed by more than 10,000 respondents and included questions about the economic, employment, and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 2,000 respondents also participated in biological testing, with the fourth wave of…
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How behaviors can inform COVID-19 health campaigns

Jul 28, 2021

As the pandemic continues, implementing effective public health campaigns to improve vaccination rates and encourage personal behaviors to control the spread of the virus may be necessary.  Penn State researchers are exploring behaviors for slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19, such as…

Behavior limits COVID-19 spread between University and community

Jun 24, 2021

When universities across the U.S. opted to return students to campus for in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic in the fall of 2020, surrounding communities were understandably concerned that COVID-19 infections rates would significantly increase. In response, several Penn State…

Penn State project enriches the student experience while documenting pandemic

May 24, 2021

The Data 4 Action (D4A) project is comprised of dozens of Penn State researchers who are documenting the impacts of COVID-19 in Centre County. While the goal of the project is to assess the biological, psychological, and social functioning of Penn State students and community members, the project…

Data4Action Project Update

May 17, 2021

The Centre County COVID-19 Data4Action Research Project phase three has wrapped up data collection for students and community participants. The retention rate was over 90 percent from the previous waves. Additionally, wastewater sampling for coronavirus on campus and in the surrounding community is…

Data4Action Project Update

Mar 16, 2021

As the Centre County COVID-19 Data4Action Research Project moves into phase three, the next round of clinic visits and surveys for the student participants is underway as of April 1, 2021 - please watch for emails with the information.  For the community resident participants, scheduling will begin…

Data4Action Project featured in HHD magazine

Feb 16, 2021

Penn State's College of Health and Human Development features the Data 4 Action project in the latest edition of its annual magazine. SSRI, along with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, are providing support for the project. Read the article…

Data 4 Action Project Update

Feb 12, 2021

The Centre County COVID-19 Data 4 Action Research Project is continuing to study the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Centre County. After adult community members took an online survey about the impacts of the pandemic , they were presented with an opportunity to take part in follow-up…

Registration open for Jan. 26 Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series

Jan 12, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present "Data4Action: The Centre County COVID-19 Cohort Study" at its next Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series from 4 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26.  The Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series features statisticians and…

Students join research team examining the Covid-19 pandemic in Centre County

Jan 8, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting every aspect of daily life with implications including social, psychological and economic well-being and education achievement.  The Data 4 Action Research Project aims to better understand such spillover impacts of COVID-19 in Centre County by assessing…

Podcast features researchers collecting local COVID-19 data for action

Oct 28, 2020

On Oct. 19, The Symbiotic Podcast teamed up with the hosts of Podward State — a Penn State student-produced podcast — to interview researchers working on a profoundly collaborative project designed to measure multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents and students in Centre County,…

A Symbiotic Short: Collecting COVID-19 Data for Action

Oct 27, 2020

This short teaser describes a uniquely collaborative effort led by Penn State research scientists to measure the social, economic health-related impacts of COVID-19 on the population of Centre County, PA. A full podcast episode, including an audio-only version and transcript, is available at www.…
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Data 4 Action Project continues with community survey, antibody testing

Aug 28, 2020

A research project is allowing Centre County residents to share their pandemic experiences and participate in decision-making as the region moves forward. Penn State's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and the Clinical and Translational Science…