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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COVID-19 vaccine development for children

As COVID-19 began racing from country to country, an IU virologist turned his lab to work on a vaccine for children.


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Origami artist turns to folding face masks amid pandemic need

Origami technique may lend itself to creating better face masks.


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IU postdoc returns amid pandemic with help of many

An IU postdoc's field research in Africa ended up being a scramble to return home amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Slowing the spread of COVID-19

Tips from an IU behavioral scientist address the main thing that will reduce the spread of the virus: human behavior.

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‘We don’t talk in terms of supply numbers, we talk in terms of days’

An IU School of Medicine professor reflects on life in the ICU during the pandemic. The Conversation | April 1, 2020

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Maintaining children's well-being

How can parents of children with mental or emotional challenges best help their children during this time?


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Protecting the Vulnerable Substance Use Disorder Population During COVID-19

IU health policy expert looks at policies and positive steps. | Bill of Health, March 26, 2020

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IU science departments donate protective equipment

IU faculty and students found a way to help by donating essential supplies to a local hospital system.

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I am not invincible: A COVID-19 story

An otherwise health 27-year-old medical student details his serious bout with COVID-19.


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Featured Expert

Aaron Carroll, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute; health columnist for the New York Times

Areas of Expertise: Health policy, health research outcomes, medical research, pediatric health, children’s health, health care research, health information technology. Available to discuss preparedness and response issues.

Phone: (317) 278-9616

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