COVID-19 Research at IU

IU faculty, staff, and students are hard at work helping to detect, manage, and ultimately eradicate the threat of COVID-19. This page highlights just a few of the bold and creative efforts of IU’s world-class researchers to address not only the public health and scientific aspects of COVID-19, but also to inform policymakers, industry and community leaders, journalists, and the public about the broader social, economic, legal, technological, and cultural facets of the pandemic. Read on to learn about some remarkable individuals who are engaged in this important work and their many collaborative partnerships in this quest.

--IU President Michael A. McRobbie

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Justin Garcia

Areas of Expertise: Evolutionary behavioral sciences, gender, intimate relationships, romantic love, social and sexual monogamy, sexual behavior, sexual and reproductive health, social/sexual monogamy, sexual and gender diversity

"COVID-19's impact on sex and relationships" WTHR Channel 13, June 15, 2020


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Seema Mohapatra

Areas of Expertise: Health care law; bioethics; public health law; bioethics, gender and the law; family law; genetics and the law; health care quality and safety; torts; health equity; surrogacy and assisted reproduction; reproductive rights; biosciences and the law; clinical trials and research ethics

"COVID-19 and the Conundrum of Mask Requirements", by Robert Gatter and Seema Mohapatra, Washington and Lee Law Review Online, May 28, 2020

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COVID-19 Research Update newsletters

For more information or assistance, please contact:

Nicole Wilkins, executive director of research communications
(812) 856-2119

April Toler, senior associate director of research communications
(812) 855-3851

Lauren Bryant, associate director of research communications
(812) 855-4152