University of Oregon Experts Respond to Coronavirus


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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Laura Lee McIntyre
Laura Lee McIntyre
College of Education
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.

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UO Experts in the News This Week

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Study author Benjamin Clark is associate professor of public administration in the College of Design at the University of Oregon. Study also mentioned in OPB, Willamette Week.
The Times of Israel
The RAPID-EC project is under the direction of professor of psychology Phil Fisher at the University of Oregon.
Willamette Week
Cites survey from the University of Oregon.
Washington Post
Paul Slovic, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.
Damian Radcliffe, professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, provides expert commentary.
Runner's World
Cites research from the University of Oregon.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Ellen Peters, Philip H. Knight chair and director of the Center for Science Communication Research in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, is interviewed.

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