NIH awards economics researchers at Ohio State $2.3M to study health, economic impacts of COVID-19

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Even now — nearly two years after the pandemic began — the totality of COVID-19’s ever-evolving health and economic consequences remain unclear.

The pandemic’s ripple effect has impacted a multitude of interconnected variables leading to a staggering array of outcomes. A team of Ohio State researchers in the Department of Economics was recently awarded a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on General Medical Sciences and the Office of the Director, all at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop a model that defines and quantifies those variables in an effort to simulate the pandemic’s impacts and the policy responses to it.