Cognitive Control in Children of SUD Parents: A Longitudinal Multimodal MRI study

  • Funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2021
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $230,375
  • Funder

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United States of America, Americas
  • Lead Research Institution

    Columbia University
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Indirect health impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

As the world experiences unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ~15million collegiate students, who are among our nation's healthiest individuals, are facing multiple immediate andlong-term consequences to their mental and physical health, academic careers and post-graduate prospects.These students had been in the middle of an important developmental and educational phase of their lives whenthe COVID-19 pandemic arrived. Their developmental trajectories are now being impacted in unprecedentedways, which has both individual and national importance. However, college students are in the unique positionof being "embedded" within the institutional structures of their colleges and universities. With adequate data andknowledge, these institutions can positively impact how students navigate stressors and influence whether theyshow resilience and thrive or develop complicating substance and mental conditions. Using individual academicemails, our partnering academic institutions whose student bodies collectively constitute ~60% of all USundergraduate students, will invite students to join this study. Using an online survey we will obtain consent andcollect baseline information on: demographics, personal/family COVID-19 infections and outcomes, access toCOVID-19 information, effect of the pandemic on housing, food security, finances, social relationships,effectiveness of distance learning, stress related to changes in daily life activities, sources of support, and pre-pandemic/current employment and SU/MH status. We will report these findings in the aggregate and byinstitution to allow for rapid revision of institutional responses. This will lay the groundwork for a definitivelongitudinal study of the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on these young lives. Study findings arenot only certain to inform academic responses to student needs now, but also identify ways that service providersand academic institutions can better respond to these needs over time.