Columbia to Study Mental Health of Frontline Healthcare Workers Worldwide

May 05, 2020

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Chile, launched a yearlong study of the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline health care workers in more than 20 countries around the world.

The Covid-19 HEROES study will survey thousands of clinicians and support staff over time to generate insights into the experience of healthcare workers in different countries, with different resources and strategies to address surges in illness. The surveys will screen for signs of acute stress, substance use, anxiety, and depression, as well as physical symptoms and the availability of social supports.