Project dates: January 2022 - November 2023
Co-Investigator: Cleland, Charles
COVID-19 testing is essential to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic to break transmission chains and reduce community transmission. However, Black and Latino/Hispanic populations in frontline essential occupations such as food preparation, retail, building maintenance, personal services, and in-home health care have serious barriers to COVID-19 testing and, therefore, insufficient testing rates. The study will use the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) framework to address the problem of low COVID-19 testing rates for this population. It will test the effects of four distinct candidate intervention components and then create an efficient multicomponent made up of the most effective combination of the components that can be rapidly scaled up in community settings to boost COVID-19 testing rates.Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Using the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) framework to optimize an intervention to increase COVID-19 testing for Black and Latino/Hispanic frontline essential workers: A study protocol
BMC Public Health, 22, 1235. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-13576-0. PMCID: PMC9210062.