COVID-19 Funded Research Projects at Michigan State University

January 21, 2021

Below are examples of funded research projects at MSU from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Foundations, or generous Donors. 


ENSEMBLE Clinical Research Studies
Eric Achtyes, Leslie Pelkey

Creativity in the Time of COVID-19: Art as a Tool for Combating Inequity and Injustice
Natalie Phillips, Julian Chambliss, Nancy Dejoy, Divya Victor

Scientific Animations Without Borders: Responsive-Adaptive-Participatory Information Dissemination Scaling Program
Barry Pittendrigh and Maria Julia Bello Bravo, John Medendorp

EGLE SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater Pilot Project
Erin Dreelin, Joan Rose

Culturally Targeted Communication to Promote SARS-Cov-2 Antibody Testing in Saliva
Todd Lucas and Ahnalee Brincks, Carolyn Holden, Nicole Jones, Kent Key, Maria Lapinski-LaFaive, Nigel Paneth, Douglas Granger

SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater for Prediction of COVID-19 Temporal and Spatial Fluctuations in Detroit City and Wayne, Macomb and Oakland
Irene Xagoraraki

Health Team CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Seth Ciabotti

Tracking COVID in wastewater: A Global Data Center
Joan Rose

Data-Driven Public Health Strategies and Policies to Mitigate COVID-19 Disparities
Dawn Misra, Carolyn Holden

Prenatal Exposures and Child Health Outcomes: A Statewide Study
Nigel Paneth,Sarah Comstock, Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, Rebecca Knickmeyer-Santelli, Kimberly McKee, Michael Petriello, Lixin Zhang

MSU COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project
Nigel Paneth

COVID Aware Communication Plan
Shawn Turner, Michael Stern, Monique Turner

Building the Evidence Foundation for Promotion of Agrifood Value Chain Development, Small Farm Modernization & Rural Livelihoods in Myanma 
Duncan Boughton

Integrative Analysis of Multi-Omics Data to Understand ACE2 Regulation and Cytokine Storm
Christina Chan

RAPID: The Impact of Norms And Emotions on Social Distancing During COVID-19
Monique Turner, Maria Lapinski-LaFaive; Taiquan Peng

The Changing Nature of Work: Dynamic Reconfiguration and Visualization in the Context of COVID-19 Contact Tracing
John Hollenbeck and Ralph Heidi

Centers of Excellence COVID
Wanda Lipscomb and Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, Carol Parker, Mieka Smart, Randi Stanulis

Misinformation, Patchy Knowledge, and Polarization During a Dynamically Evolving Crisis
Johannes Bauer

Synergistic Integration of Topology and Machine Learning for the Predictions of Protein-Ligand Binding Affinities and Mutation Impacts
Guowei Wei

Understanding Breastfeeding Practices Among ECHO Cohort Participants Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jean Kerver and Sarah Comstock, Dawn Misra, Nigel Paneth, Gayle Shipp

Understanding the Emergency Food System at Times of Emergency
Steven Gray and Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Chelsea Wentworth Fournier,Payam Aminpour

COVID Testing Philadelphia
Joan Rose

COVID-19 Relate Rapid Response for Fish Producers and Charter Fishing Industries
Heather Triezenberg and Lauren Jescovitch, Elliot Nelson, Daniel O'Keefe

The Roles of Organizational Contextual Factors in Worker Reactions to COVID-19
Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang

High-Throughput COVID-19 Testing at Ford Facilities
Brett Etchebarne, Michael Mandella, Frank Schonig

COVID-19 Mortality Review
Ken Rosenman and Dawn Misra, Lucy Aymor, Jade Greear, Patricia McKane, Chris Fussman

Digital Senior Companionship Program
Clare Luz

AI-Based Repositioning of Existing Drugs for COVID-19
Guowei Wei

Dashboard for COVID-19 Scientific Development
Bin Chen

Infection Control Training for Direct Care Workers
Clare Luz

Data-Driven Public Health Strategies and Policies to Mitigate COVID-19 Disparities in Flint and Genesee County
Carolyn Holden,Richard Sadler, Cristian Meghea, Mieka Smart, Thomas Wojciechowski, Amber Woolford 
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COVID-19 Preparedness for Agricultural Operations in Michigan
Anthony Oliveri and Melissa Millerick May

Strong Beginnings: COVID Rapid Response Initiative
Leeanne Roman, Crisian Meghea, Kelly Strutz

Pandemics and Migrant Precarity: North-South Dialogues
Soma Chaudhuri and Elizabeth Chacko, Bandana Parkayastha. Consultants: Paromita Sanyal, Anandhi Shanmugasundaram, Jaita Talukdar, and Anand Venkatesh

Modeling water quality and in-stream biological endpoints of agricultural conservation in the Mississippi River Basin
Dana Infante

Digital Senior Companionship Program
Clare Luz

Political and Health Information Seeking
Johannes Bauer

COVID-19 Pediatric Public Health Initiative - Early Literacy Enrichments
Mona Hanna-Attisha

Justice-involved and Community Adolescents’ and Parents’ Experiences During the COVID19 Outbreak
Caitlin Cavanagh, April Gile Thomas

Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and related policy responses on fish supply chains in all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria
Lenis Liverpooli-Tasie, Thomas Reardon, Oyinkansola Tasie

Occurrence and persistence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) along with known biological indicators in wastewaters of Mumbai City
Joan Rose