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Pandemic responsive research

In the wake of dramatic shifts to everyday life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, five projects led by HCDE researchers received rapid-response research grants from the National Science Foundation to study impacts of the pandemic and to develop resilient strategies for going forward.

Risk communication and decision making

HCDE Research Scientist Sonia Savelli is studying how people make decisions based on complex risk information, and how communication about risk can help people make more informed decisions.

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Family life and technology

HCDE Professors Julie Kientz and Sean Munson, with collaborators in the iSchool, are studying how American families are adapting to new ways of working, managing child and elder care, and facilitating remote learning experiences.

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Remote work for individuals and organizations

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee is studying how organizations and individuals are adapting to remote work, and developing guidance about how to support such shifts in the future.

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Spread of pandemic-related misinformation

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird and collaborators with the Center for an Informed Public are studying how scientific knowledge, expertise, data, and communication affect the spread and correction of online misinformation about an emerging pandemic.

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Community impact on the Seattle region

HCDE Research Scientist Scott Miles and collaborators in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering are studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Seattle region by conducting repeating street view surveys across a broad cross-section of Seattle.

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