COVID-19 Research

SOM COVID-19 Research Studies

  1. Project Title: COVID Mental Health & Well-Being Survey
    PI(s): Dr. Candace Robledo and Dr. Jay Morrow
    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of shelter in place/home orders on the mental health and wellbeing of individuals.

  2. Project title: Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Rio Grande Valley
    PI(s): John L. VandeBerg, Ph.D., and Michael W. Collard, Ph.D.
    Description: The goals of this project are 1) to develop a cost-effective, high throughput in-house method for detecting and quantifying antibodies (IgM, IgG, and total Ig) against SARS-CoV-2 in residents over 18 years old in the Rio Grande Valley, 2) to determine, over several years and at various time points, the prevalence of people who have been infected with the virus in relation to age, socio-economic status, pre-existing health conditions, and a variety of other characteristics, and 3) to determine the rate of diminution of these antibody levels in infected people over time in relation to the characteristics stated above.

COVID Mental Health & Well-Being Survey

Population Health & Biostatistics

Please help us understand the impact that sheltering in place/home during the COVID-19 pandemic is having on your health and well-being. We invite you to participate in a survey that takes 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. No personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses in any reports of these data. This research has been reviewed and approved by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Protection (IRB). If you have any questions about your rights as a participant, or feel that your rights as a participant were not adequately met, please contact the IRB office at (956) 665-3598 or

Please feel free to share the English and Spanish survey links with friends, families and/or coworkers that you think would be interested in participating in the survey.

English Survey

Help UTRGV Researchers understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your health and well-being!

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Cuestionario en español

¡Ayúdenos a entender el impacto que tiene la pandemia de COVID-19 sobre su salud y bienestar!

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