COVID-19 Research Database Study Results

Research is key to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 across the healthcare system and society. Here is a sampling of the many studies that are in progress or have been published using data in the database:

Daily Deaths During Coronavirus Pandemic by State

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) analyzed mortality data to find that daily deaths in the United States were 10% higher during the pandemic.

Researchers: John Hargraves and Daniel Kurowski, Health Care Cost Institute

Reopen Mapping Project

Combining granular information at the city-level on physical contacts across individuals with granular healthcare data and information on the economic and demographic composition of a city, the Reopen Mapping Project has developed a research methodology to help policy-makers decide which places to open and which ones to keep closed.

Researchers: Mohammad Akbarpour, Stanford University; Cody Cook, Stanford University; Aude Marzuoli, Replica; Simon Mongey, University of Chicago; Abhishek Nagaraj, University of California, Berkeley; Matteo Saccarola, University of Chicago; Pietro Tebaldi, University of Chicago; Shoshana Vasserman, Stanford University; Hanbin Yang, Harvard University

Further Evidence that COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts African American, Hispanic, and Low-Income Populations

The research team combined medical claims, mortality, and demographic data to show that African-Americans, Hispanics, and low-income groups have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers: Dustin French, Northwestern University; Andrew Chin and Pooja Kathail, Datavant

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Analysis of Electronic Medical Record Data Shows Significantly Higher Rates of COVID-19 Infection among Hispanic and Black Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a previously unimaginable impact both in the United States and globally.

Researchers: Daniel Kurowski, Katie Martin, Anna Milewski, Angela Pupino, Niall Brennan

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Effects Of State COVID-19 Closure Policy On Non-COVID-19 Health Care Utilization

The U.S. health care system has experienced great pressure since early March 2020 as it pivoted to providing necessary care for COVID-19 patients. But there are signs that non-COVID-19 care use declined during this time period.

Researchers: Engy Ziedan, Kosali I. Simon, Coady Wing