What is the CoVHORT Research Study?
The rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in Arizona has had devastating consequences. At the The University of Arizona and Arizona State University, we are fighting every day to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stop the pandemic. At the same time, we lack vital information about the health consequences of the virus. What are the best treatments to help those who get sick? Who is at high risk for severe illness? What are the long-term health consequences for individuals who have been infected by COVID-19? These are questions that the world is asking, and the answers will be vital for the health of all Arizonans and the health of the world.
The CoVHORT longitudinal research study will provide answers to many of those questions.
To help people survive – to provide the best possible healthcare before, during, and after people get sick – we need the scientific data to guide prevention and treatment, and this new CoVHORT research study will give us that all-important data.
One Cohort, Many Research Questions
The CoVHORT study will bring together many researchers to answer multiple research questions with the same group of individuals – called a “cohort” study. Researchers with different areas of expertise across different Colleges at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University will collaborate closely to address health issues and concerns related to COVID-19. This means that instead of trying to recruit a new cohort of individuals for each research study, one cohort of individuals will provide answers for multiple research studies. This approach will provide a bounty of valuable data to help many populations across a range of ages and health conditions.
Facts and information on COVID-19, including common symptoms and who's most at risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
Tribal Participant Information
Updates on tribal engagement and AI/AN participant protection in the CoVHORT.