COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research
Due to the outpouring of interest from the research community and our mission to advance convergence research for the benefit of humanity, CONVERGE and the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) Network have funded 90 COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research.
The Working Groups focus on a variety of issues and advancements in methods, ethics, and empirical topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each group is led by a public health researcher or a researcher in the social, behavioral, or economic sciences, and includes researchers from at least three different disciplines to encourage convergent approaches.
The funded Working Groups are organized according to four focal areas of study: 1) population groups, organizations, and social institutions; 2) issues, impacts, and recovery; 3) compound hazards and cascading disasters; and 4) research networks, methods, and ethics. Many of the groups focus on cross-cutting issues. All groups submitted a Research Agenda Setting Paper which is available in the box below as well as on each Working Group’s specific webpage.