Kent State Coronavirus Research

Kent State Brain Health Research Institute Members Receive Grants to Study Effects of COVID-19


Two members of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute have been awarded grants to begin research on COVID-19 topics.

The Outcome of Perpetually Doing Good

A selfie of two people wearing masks

In times of uncertainty and hardship, you can stand back and wait for it to pass or get involved. During the pandemic, people in the town of Kent and the Kent State community wanted to make a difference. Two Kent State students became the catalysts that sparked a 10-week project of doing good.

Has COVID-19 Knocked Us Onto Our Backsides? Kent State Researchers Study Pandemic’s Effects on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

A Kent State University faculty member conducts a meeting online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most universities across the United States transitioned from face-to-face classes to remote learning, closed campuses and sent students home this past spring. Recently, a group of Kent State University researchers sought to examine the impact of these pandemic-related changes upon physical activity and sedentary behavior, specifically sitting, across the university population. 

Kent State Professors Use Mobile Devices To Study Behaviors During Pandemic

Young women with mask on cell phone, Photo by Maksim Goncharenok from Pexels

Before leaving the house, you most likely check to ensure you have your ID, your shoes and most importantly your smartphone. In the past decade, American smartphone usage has grown more than 50% according to a Pew Research Center study. Smartphones have become as commonplace as a wallet or car keys and Kent State researchers are taking advantage of this new commodity by using cell phone data to study individuals’ behavioral patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic and link cell phone use behaviors to mental health.