COVID-19 and Infant Health Grant for Nobles and Elwert

The National Science Foundation funded Professors Jenna Nobles and Felix Elwert’s research “The Intergenerational Effects of COVID-19 on Inequality.” Collaborators include Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University as Co-Principal Investigator, and Deirdre Lyell, Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine also at Stanford, as co-investigator.  The team examines the effects of COVID-19 exposure on infant health at birth—with a focus on how the pandemic exacerbates U.S. inequality in early-life resources. Because health in infancy shapes educational attainment, wages, and even longevity, this dimension of the pandemic may be among the most enduring.