Columbia Registry Asks Health Care Workers to Share Stories, Fears of Combating COVID-19

May 08, 2020

Columbia University has launched a registry designed to collect data and information that will help researchers assess the impact of the evolving pandemic on health care workers and their families, and fast-track clinical studies that can guide strategies and interventions to support them.

The initiative, called the COVID-19 Healthcare Personnel Study (CHPS), will survey tens of thousands of employees on the front lines of care in New York State—from doctors and nurses to hospital food service workers—inviting them to share the challenges and stresses they have faced and whether they are experiencing serious and persistent physical or mental health issues.