Telehealth Enabled Clinical Trial for COVID19: Vitamin D as an Immunomodulator to Prevent Complications and Reduce Resource Utilization
This translational public health project examines two synergistic interventions for COVID-19 that together will decrease utilization of limited health care resources (PPE, ventilators, hospital beds). This study evaluates the conservation of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) through implementation of a remote monitoring system for infected patients and utilization of a novel monitoring system to enable a telehealth clinical trial of a specific preclinically-validated spaced-high dosing protocol of Vitamin D that can prevent COVID-19 related complications and decrease demand on critical care facilities.
Rainbow Connection: Continuity of Care Across the Lifespan for SGM Populations
Marginalized populations are at increased risk for having poor healthcare transitions particularly from pediatric to adult healthcare. Sexual and gender minorities (SGM), or those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or gender nonconforming, are at increased risk for poor mental and physical health outcomes. This project merges interdisciplinary team science with a community participatory framework to generate a population-specific adaptation of the Transitional Care Model which will then be translated into a realistic, responsive, and effective intervention model to improve pediatric to adult healthcare transitions among sexual and gender minorities.