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June 25, 2020
Dr. Chua and collaborators conducted an online survey of 1,193 parents of school-aged children in Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio to assess their plans for sending children to school during the 2020-2021 school year and to assess their views on 15 potential measures that might be implemented to reduce COVID-19 risk in schools.
June 25, 2020
In this Health Affairs blog post, Dr. Chua highlights the fact that many orphan drugs approved to treat rare diseases are either currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients off-label and/or are currently in COVID-19 clinical trials. Because orphan drug policy facilitates high prices, Dr. Chua argues that this policy unintentionally could impede access to potentially life-saving treatments for COVID-19.
June 15, 2020
Just 1 in 3 parents use a bug repellent on their child that contains DEET, which is most effective in repelling mosquitoes, new national poll finds.
May 18, 2020
2 in 3 parents worry that their tween might be targeted by ads with inappropriate content, 3 in 4 concerned that apps could make kids overly focused on weight.
May 8, 2020
During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, decision modeling research is pertinent in learning how best to defeat this virus. That's why Dr. Lisa A. Prosser, President of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) and Director at CHEAR is a member of the COVID-19 Modeling Initiative. Partners include the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Michigan.