Manoj Mohanan awarded NIH grant to study COVID's impact on health outcomes

The SEHAT (Survey of Health Trends) Project investigates the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health outcomes, focusing on mental health. There is growing concern about long-term consequences of the pandemic on population health outcomes, especially among children and adolescents, stemming from both the illness and from disruptions in the economic, social, and healthcare domains.

The research fills an important gap by generating timely data on health trajectories in India. The two main objectives are:

  1. To better understand the impacts of COVID-related stressors on mental health;
  2. To study resilience and vulnerability to future shocks using panel data.

SEHAT is supported by the NIH R01HD107420 (co-PI’s: Manoj Mohanan (Sanford / DUPRI) and Joanna Maselko (UNC Epidemiology)) and is made possible through a partnership with the Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS), the world’s largest household panel survey, which enables SEHAT to have exclusive access to longitudinal data on health outcomes collected 3 times a year for 3 years from over 44,000 households in the CPHS. Co-investigators on SEHAT include Jen Lansford (Sanford and DUPRI), Arnab Mukherji (IIM Bangalore) and Marcos Vera-Hernandez (UCL Economics).