Take part in a research project called “The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Path Forward in Appalachia”

Dear Community Members and Partners,

Consider taking part in a research project called “The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Path Forward in Appalachia”. UACC's Research Committee has partnered with the Appalachian Translational Research Network to conduct research in Appalachian communities related to COVID-19. We are trying to gain a better understanding of the impacts COVID-19 has had on members of the Urban Appalachian community in the Greater Cincinnati Region. 

The project team wants to capture a variety of diverse perspectives, representative of the Greater Cincinnati community. We are asking you to help us by answering a brief, but thorough survey. We will ask you some general demographic information and how COVID-19 has impacted you on various levels. We are also interested in learning about your knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to COVID-19.

Our goal is to collect 100 surveys. An initial count shows that we currently have 24 completed surveys. 

Please continue to share the survey with your networks and encourage its completion to aid in this important work. Likewise, we are working on developing paper versions of the survey to be collected in person and invite other ideas for expanding our reach on this project. We thank you for your support.

Your participation in this project is voluntary, and you must be at least 18 years of age to participate. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes. There are no right or wrong answers to any of the questions and your responses will remain completely anonymous. You are also not required to give a reason for refusing to participate in the survey. Ultimately, the responses from you and other participants—including residents from other states in Appalachia—will be combined and then analyzed to look for common themes. An electronic copy of our findings will be made available to the public. Below are a list (with links) of resources you might find beneficial: The project is led by Dr. Kelly Brunst, Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati, in collaboration with the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) and the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition (UACC). She is a member of the ATRN, UACC Research Committee, and Community Engagement and Outreach Core of the University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) which is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Please feel free to contact Ashley ( if you have any questions or concerns.


Ashley Hopkins
UACC Research Committee Chair
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