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Research acitvities related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

COVID-19-focused research projects at the Chair of Public Health and Health Services are funded by the Netzwerk Universitätsmedizin as part of the COVID-19 Evidence Ecosystem (CEOsys) project. The CEOsys team aims to build a network to improve knowledge management and knowledge translation in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contact: Eva Rehfuess).

Further partnerships and collaborations include the projects SoNAR Global (Contact: Michaela Coenen) funded by the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 and COVID Kids Bavaria funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture (Contact: Caroline Jung-Sievers).


Mental Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity

EU-STOA Panel Studie

Resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the European Union - Psychosocial and mental health consequences, risk and protective factors, and policy options for European Union Member States and their citizens (ongoing)
In cooperation with Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung
Contact: Michaela Coenen, Vera Klünder

CEOsys, Topic Area Mental Health

Mental burden and its risk and protective factors during the early phase of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: systematic review and meta-analyses (Link to the publication)
Contact: Michaela Coenen

Cooperation with ‘COSMO’ – population-based COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (Link)

Physical Activity during COVID-19 in German Adults: Analyses in the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring Study (COSMO) (Link)
Contact: Theresa Märtl, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers

Psychosocial situation of children measured with the SDQ questionnaire in different phases the COVID-19 pandemic: Analyses in the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring Study (COSMO)
Contact: Chiara Rathgeb, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers

Wellbeing of adults measured with the WHO-5 Wellbeing questionnaire in different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: Analyses in the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring Study (COSMO)
Contact: Fangyi Tsai, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers

Parental burden in different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: Analyses in the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring Study (COSMO)
Contact: Julia Rabe, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers

Analysis of health behaviors such as smoking and alcohol consumption over different COVID-19 pandemic phases: Analyses in the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring Study (COSMO)
Contact: Melanie Köger, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers

Vulnerable Groups

SoNAR Global “COVID-19 Vulnerability Assessment and Community Engagement”

Cooperation with the Rachel Carson Center at LMU Munich as part of the HORIZON 2020 project ‘A Global Social Sciences Network for Infectious Threats and Antimicrobial Resistance’ (Link) (ongoing)
Contact: Michaela Coenen, Zeliha Öcek, Vera Klünder

CEOsys, Topic Area Public Health:

Rapid review on the effectiveness of non-pharmacological measures implemented in the setting of long-term care facilities to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections and their adverse consequences (ongoing, protocol)
Contact: Jan Stratil

Children and Adolescents, Schools

CEOsys, Topic Area Public Health

Evidence-based S3 Guideline on measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission in school settings: (Link to the published guideline)
Contact: Eva Rehfuess

Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: A Scoping Review (Link), followed by a rapid review (ongoing).
Contacts: Shari Krishnaratne, Hannah Littlecott, Lisa Pfadenhauer, Jacob Burns

B-FAST Project "Schools and child-care facilities"

Psychosocial aspects of children in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in cooperation with the B-FAST project team (ongoing) (Link)
Contact: Caroline Jung-Sievers

COVID Kids Bavaria Studie

Health-related Quality of Life and psychosocial aspects in children in the course of the COVID 19 pandemic; cooperation with the COVID Kids Bavaria Team (ongoing)
Contact: Hannah Schillok, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers


Mental Health of Children and Adolescents

Interventions to ameliorate the psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children – a systematic review (Link)
Contact: Katharina Boldt, Michaela Coenen, Caroline Jung-Sievers

University students

Primary study investigating health effects and experiences of university students participating in online teaching

In cooperation with Katholische Stiftungshochschule München

Factors influencing study engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study among health and social professions students (Link)
Contact: Michaela Coenen, Sandra Kus, Kristina Schröpfer

Health and social science students experience high levels of psychological stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic: results of a cross-sectional study at Munich universities (Link)
Contact: Michaela Coenen, Sandra Kus, Kristina Schröpfer

International travel – travel restrictions

CEOsys, Topic Area Public Health

Travel-related control measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: We began by producing an evidence map to gain an overview of the topic (Link), followed by a rapid review, for the WHO and in collaboration with Cochrane, to assess the effectiveness of these measures. We recently completed the first update of this rapid review (Link), and published a related commentary article (Link).
Contact: Ani Movsisyan, Jacob Burns

Unintended health and societal consequences of international travel measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review. This scoping review comprehensively identifies and maps the empirical evidence on unintended consequences, both predicted and unforeseen, and beneficial or harmful, of international travel measures designed to control and/or mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It furthermore identifies key research gaps in the evidence base.
Contact: Carmen Klinger

Other Projects

The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with COVID-19: Rapid review requested by WHO and undertaken by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Public Health (Link)
Contact: Peter von Philipsborn

INTEGRATE-COVID: Criteria to guide evidence-informed decision-making on non-pharmacological interventions targeting COVID-19: Advancing and adapting the WHO-INTEGRATE framework through a comprehensive document analysis (Link)
Contact: Jan Stratil

Scientific expert committees in public health policymaking during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany: A document analysis (under review)
Contact: Lisa Pfadenhauer, Kerstin Sell

Coordination and contributions towards the Competence Network Public Health on COVID-19, an association of more than 20 scientific societies, to bundle their expertise for public authorities, institutes and policy-makers
Contact: Karin Geffert