The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already complex mental health crisis in California

Fear and trauma from COVID-19 infection and deaths, loneliness caused by COVID-19 prevention policies, and disrupted health systems have all caused changes to the mental health of those living throughout California. The effects of the pandemic on mental health are not yet fully understood, particularly within marginalized and/or vulnerable populations who are faced with unique health, social, and economic challenges.

Funded Projects

To better understand how the pandemic has affected the mental well-being of diverse groups, as well as to inform potential interventions and solutions tailored to specific communities and groups, CPR3 has funded 8 projects.

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Ifeyinwa Asiodu 
UCSF, Department of Family Health Care Nursing

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on perinatal mental health and lactation

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Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski 
UCSF, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) for anxiety during pregnancy: evaluation and actioning through HOPE

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