COVID-19 Research & Impact

Researchers affiliated with the Center for Demography of Health and Aging have contributed to the fast-paced research enterprise of social and behavioral research associated with the covid-19 pandemic. Below, we’ve compiled some of the best work our researchers are doing out there – through their own projects and collaborations and in the news media.

Research Resources

COVID Crush: Created by Malia Jones and the Applied Population Lab. This is an interactive model of disease transmission that helps users understand the benefits of social distancing.

Dear Pandemic: Spearheaded by Malia Jones and Alison Buttenheim (University of Pennsylvania), Dear Pandemic provides evidence-based research and answers to the public through social media. Read more about their origins.


Crossroads of Ideas: Covid-19 edition, part 1, featuring Malia Jones

Badger Talks with J. Michael Collins about personal finances in a pandemic

In the News

J. Michael Collins
  • Kolinovsky, Sarah. “If You Have Debt, Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Could Be Taken to Pay It Off.” ABC11 Raleigh-Durham, April 18, 2020.
Ian Coxhead
Jeremy Freese
Sarah Halpern-Meekin
Jenny Higgins
Malia Jones
Kristen Malecki
Jonathan Patz
Tim Smeeding