Subbian Involved in $7.3M Long COVID Study
Associate SIE professor Vignesh Subbian is part of a team of University of Arizona researchers studying the effects of "Long COVID" with a $7.3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control. The study “Tracking the Burden, Distribution, Impact of Post COVID-19 Conditions in Diverse Populations for Children, Adolescents, Adults,” or Track PCC, is a national effort to track the impact of post-COVID-19 conditions (PCC) in diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults.
“The University of Arizona has been at the forefront of COVID-19 research since the start of the pandemic, which leaves us well-positioned to explore answers to vitally important questions about the long-term effects of COVID-19,” said UA President Robert C. Robbins. “Thanks to the generous support of the CDC and our key partnerships with state agencies, we will be explore potential solutions to improving the health and well-being of people affected by long COVID, not only in Arizona, but nationally and around the world.”
Subbian, a member of the BIO5 Institute, researches medical informatics and healthcare systems engineering. UA Health Sciences is one of five national sites participating in the CDC’s Track PCC initiative. As part of Arizona Track PCC, researchers will estimate the number of people experiencing post-COVID-19 complications in Arizona through use of data in health care records and administrative databases.
Arizona Track PCC will follow at least 1,000 individuals over two years to track the progression of post-COVID-19 conditions over time. Data will be collected and analyzed in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services and other health care partners.