Research Participation Opportunities for our People

Last Updated: 2020-06-15

Sinai Health is an academic health sciences centre, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. As part of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network, our mandate is to lead in providing safe, high quality care, accelerating discoveries, finding solutions and applying innovations.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, researchers at Sinai Health are looking to understand the pandemic and the virus, including its impact on health care workers.

Below are some current research opportunities that Sinai Health’s people (employees, physicians, scientists, learners and volunteers) may be interested in participating in. These studies have been Research Ethics Board approved.

A Survey of the Personal and Professional Impact of COVID-19

Investigator: Dr. Geeta Mehta

Sinai Health researchers invite you to participate in a questionnaire about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on you. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The purpose of this survey is to evaluate our people’s work-related and non-work related concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to hear from ALL personnel who work at Sinai Health (Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute). Participation is voluntary and submitting data implies your consent to participate. The information you provide will be kept anonymous and confidential.

The aims of this study are to describe the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on:

  • Your work in the hospital
  • Concerns about yourself and your family members
  • Anxiety, stress, and your mental health
  • Any strategies that have helped you cope

If you agree to participate, please click here on a computer as the survey will not load on a mobile phone.

If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser: https://ddcrc.mshri.on.ca/NoviSurvey/n/COVID19SHSSurvey.aspx

Risk factors for COVID-19 in health care workers (Mount Sinai Campus only)

Investigators: Dr. Allison McGeer & Dr. Brenda Coleman

Who qualifies?

  • 18-75 years of age
  • Who work 20 hours or more per week or – physicians/nurse practitioners who care for patients for 8 hours or more per week
  • With a home computer or phone with internet access, and
  • Who plans to be available for the next 3 months

What is required?

  • Online baseline & weekly questionnaires
  • If you develop symptoms that might be COVID-19: submit swabs [at work, to physician, NP, or assessment centre, or to study] & report symptoms daily

Optional sections

  • Blood draws now & at the end of the pandemic – to learn about asymptomatic infections
  • Invite adults & children in your home to join – to learn about transmission within households & about the microbiome & early immune responses that may protect people from infection

Participation is voluntary.

For further information visit here or email [email protected]