UO Experts Respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In these extraordinary times, our faculty are conducting research and offering advice, solutions, and expertise on the coronavirus—to understand its effect on us, our well-being, and society.


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COVID-19 added to the isolation among families facing autism

Parenting a child with autism while in quarantine during a deadly global pandemic adds an untold amount of stress to those families’ already stressful lives.

College of Education professor Laura Lee McIntyre was in the midst of a National Institutes of Health-funded study on families in Oregon and California with children who had autism when the pandemic struck. McIntyre found very little research on how families were coping with a pandemic while parenting a child with autism, and none that had the ethnically, racially and linguistically diverse component that her study had. She received permission from the NIH to add a component, asking families questions about how they were coping during the quarantine and the pandemic.

COVID-19 and Autism


Oregon Experts

Tim Duy

Lundquist College of Business
Federal Reserve, Currency, Markets, Unemployment

Ellen Peters

School of Journalism and Communication
Science Communication, Judgment and Decision-Making, Numeracy

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

School of Architecture & Environment
Sustainable Design, Energy Efficiency, Architecture

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UO Experts in the News This Week

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Paul Slovic, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.
Tim Duy, economics professor of practice at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary. This story also ran in Yahoo UK.
AAAS Science Magazine
Cites study from professor of psychology Paul Slovic at the University of Oregon.
Smithsonian Magazine
Features University of Oregon’s Aerosol Risk Estimator.
Human Resource Executive
Elliot Berkman, associate professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.
Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration News
Cites study by the University of Oregon.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

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