A message to CHILD Cohort Study families from the Study Director

Dear CHILD Cohort Study families:

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to CHILD.

As you know, we have temporarily suspended Study visits due to COVID-19. If your visit was cancelled or not performed for some reason, your CHILD research coordinator will be in touch to re-book your clinic visit for a date when it is safe for our research activities to resume.

In the meantime, we hope that you will help CHILD make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

CHILD is introducing a COVID-19 add-on study that will consist of answering questions and potentially contributing some samples.

Parents and kids will be asked about symptoms and impacts of COVID-19, how the pandemic has changed your daily home life, and your thoughts and worries about the virus. This data will help scientists to understand the impact of the pandemic, as well as the effects of home isolation, on health and wellbeing.

More information on this important add-on study will be coming soon – stay tuned! 

CHILD participants and their families have contributed to vital medical research all their lives and we will greatly appreciate the commitment of our wonderful families to complete these questionnaires and help the world study COVID-19.


Padmaja (PJ) Subbarao 
CHILD Study Director