Task 2

Reviewing Existing Research for Mobility and Health Findings

This task will review and synthesize research from peer-reviewed literature; ongoing state, national, and international studies involving the intersection of mobility and COVID health impacts; and studies applying spatial analysis to mobility data to assess changes in mobility and association with COVID-19 transmission. The objective is to inform proposed research analyses (performed by the members of this and other task teams) as well as to inform input to technical briefs provided to the Collaboratory and other audiences.

Lead Researchers:

Arrianna Marie Planey, MA, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Randa Radwan, Ph.D.
Director, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
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Research Team

  • Katie Harmon, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Wes Kumfer, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Cheng Ma, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH; UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Raghavan Srinivasan, UNC Highway Safety Research Center


Technical Brief 5: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Devastated Nursing Homes. What Should North Carolina’s Policy Priorities Be?
July 23, 2021 (PDF, 775 KB)