AHS and COVID-19

AHS contributes to the efforts to understand Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its impact on our communities

Our talented students, faculty and staff are contributing to our growing understanding of COVID-19. From media appearances to research publications, we are proud of our community and the expertise they contribute to our collective knowledge about the pandemic.

Guidance and reference

Publications and research

COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy Among Health Care Workers, Communication, and Policy-Making by Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, Eric Swirsky, Rupali Gandhi and Gina Piscitello

Adaptations to Early Intervention Service Delivery During COVID-19 by Lauren Little and Ashley Stoffel

Healthy Living and Social Justice: Addressing the Current Syndemic in Underserved Communities by Ross Arena, Deepika Laddu, Richard Severin, Grenita Hall and Samantha Bond on behalf of the HL-PIVOT network

Chicago Can Beat COVID-19: Investigating the Efficacy of a Novel Self-testing Approach and Persuasive mHealth Technology in an Underserved, Community-based Sample, Renee Taylor (PI)

Lead On Project: What are the key issues impacting women with disabilities working in government responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? by Kate Caldwell, Brenda Parker and Asha Rao

Applying the Model of Human Occupation During the Pandemic Applying the Model of Human Occupation During the Pandemic Stay-at-Home Order Stay-at-Home Order by Tiffany Ting Lin and Gail Fisher

Patient-reported treatment delays in breast cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic by Elizabeth Lerner Papautsky and Tamara Hamlish

A tale of two pandemics: How will COVID-19 and global trends in physical inactivity and sedentary behavior affect one another? by Hall G, Deepika Laddu, Shane Phillips, Lavie CJ and Ross Arena

COVID-19: A Time for Alternate Models in Cardiac Rehabilitation to Take Center Stage by Babu AS, Ross Arena, Cemal Ozemek  and Lavie CJ

Physical activity for immunity protection: Inoculating populations with healthy living medicine in preparation for the next pandemic by Deepika Laddu, Lavie CJ, Shane Phillips and Ross Arena

Respiratory Muscle Performance Screening for Infectious Disease Management Following COVID-19: A Highly Pressurized Situation by Richard Severin, Ross Arena, Lavie CJ, Samantha Bond and Shane Phillips

The global path forward – Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) by Ross Arena and Lavie CJ on behalf of the HL-PIVOT network

In the media

Access and advocacy

COVID 19: Know your Rights and Prepare presented by HealthMatters
Full and equal access to healthcare services and facilities for people with disabilities during a public health emergency is the law.

COVID-19 and Chicago’s African American Community featuring Angela Odoms-Young
Nutrition expert talks with the American Heart Association Chicago about the health disparities and social issues that are putting Chicago’s African American community at risk.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Telehealth in Illinois co-facilitated by Ashley Stoffel
Occupational therapy practitioners who are using telehealth in various pediatric settings share their experiences and lessons learned.

PT Faculty Practice offers telehealth services to patients
Committed to providing truly exceptional physical therapy, cardiac rehabiliation and nutritional services for all patients.