WE ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS
Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the most significant pandemic of our lifetime and the virus has placed a tremendous burden on the healthcare system, with health care workers (HCWs) infected more frequently and having poorer outcomes.
We have a unique and novel means to study the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers (HCWs), who represent a vulnerable and high-risk group during this pandemic.
WHAT WE KNOW
Changes in heart rate variability (HRV) have been shown to predict infection.
Healthcare workers have a 3-fold increased risk of COVID infection
~35% of people are asymptomatic carriers but are contagious
During the pre-symptomatic period, individuals are contagious
Currently, there are no means to identify people who do not have symptoms promoting ongoing disease spread
OUR STUDY GOALS
To use a combination of objective physiological metrics and psychological/clinical assessments to:
1. Understand the psychological impact COVID-19 is having on our health care workers in The Mount Sinai Health System across all occupations
2. Understand who is psychologically at risk and being impacted by the COVID pandemic
3. Determine who is infected with COVID-19 and predict the development of symptoms or a positive test
IN THE MEDIA
Listen here: Our principal investigators, Dr. Robert Hirten and Dr. Zahi Fayad discuss the Warrior Watch study as a response to the COVID-19 health crisis hosted by ImagingNation podcast powered by the BMEII Institute at Mount Sinai Health System.
Listen here: Our study team member, Micol Zweig discusses the Warrior Watch study in the context of public health in the virtual age and in the wake of COVID-19 hosted by Iona College: Institute for Thomas Paine Studies Podcast (ITPS POD)
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