Traditional East Asian Medicine

COVID-19 Study

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ABOUT THE STUDY

The aim of this research project is to investigate the approach that acupuncturists are using in prescribing Chinese herbs for patients that have symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. 

 

We invite all acupuncturists who are prescribing Chinese herbs to patients that have symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 to participate in our study.

 

The study has two parts – an anonymous quantitative survey that will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, and a qualitative interview with an experienced interviewer hired by the research team that will take approximately 45 minutes. 

Participants can participate in either one or both parts of the study. 

This research project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (IRB #2020-12556) and is supported by a research grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (Grant #K07 AT007186).

PART 1 OF

THE STUDY

 

Part 1 of this study involves an anonymous quantitative survey that will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

To participate in Part 1, please click the link below to complete the survey. 

 
 

PART 2 OF THE STUDY

Part 2 of this study involves interviewing acupuncturists who prescribed herbs for patients with symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. 

Interviews will be audio recorded, and then transcribed. All names and personal references to the interviewee’s identity will be removed during transcription. Analysis will be undertaken on the de-identified transcribed interviews.  

If you have prescribed Chinese herbs for at least 5 patients with symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 and would like to participate in a 45-minute interview please email the principal investigator: 

Dr. Belinda (Beau) Anderson at BAnderson2@pace.edu 

 

or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

 
 

RESEARCH TEAM

Belinda Anderson, PhD, LAc

Principal Investigator

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine,

Pacific College of Health and Science,

Pace University

Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, LAc

Investigator

University of Utah

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Melissa Zappa, MAcOM, LAc

Research Assistant

 

University of Utah

Barbara Glickstein, RN,

MPH, MS.

Investigator

City University of New York