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Research study requesting help

  • 1.  Research study requesting help

    Posted 03-30-2020 11:38

    Dear HCM colleagues,

    I am not involved with this particular study (except for circulating the request among Stanford undergrads), but offered to disseminate the request among the Health Care Management Division.  The request comes from Laura Giurge, Ayse Yemiscigil, and Ashley Whillans.

    They write:

    My colleagues and I are conducting a survey-based study to understand how Covid-19 affects students' well-being, time use, academic motivation, and career plans. This project is led by Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ashley Whillans. Our eventual hope is that these data can be used to design interventions to help college students better navigate these challenging times. We also intend to share our findings with policy makers and educators.


    We rely on referrals to recruit a diverse and representative sample so we can understand how students from all backgrounds are affected by the current situation. 


    Your help in sharing the survey with college student lists/students you know personally would be greatly appreciated. Time is of the essence since, as you know, this situation is progressing quickly. Below is an example email you could forward.


    Thank you so much for your help.

    Laura Giurge, Ayse Yemiscigil, and Ashley Whillans

    Email You Could Send to Students


    Subject Line:


    College Students: We Need Your Help


    Body of Email:


    Researchers at Harvard University invite undergraduate students in the US to take part in a longitudinal research study about the effects of the social changes during the coronavirus outbreak on young people's well-being and life choices.

    • Who is eligible: Students aged between 18-25 years, living in the US, and registered in a college/university during the 2019-2020 academic year
    • There will be three surveys that last up to 15 minutes: now, six months from now, 1 year
    • For each survey, students will have a 1 in 20 chance to receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card


    Time is of the essence. Participate now by clicking the link below:



    Thank you for your help! 


    Principal Investigator: Ashley Whillans, PhD, Harvard Business School





    Sara J. Singer, MBA, PhD
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford Graduate School of Business (by courtesy)
    Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
    Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
    Clinical Excellence Research Center
    Center for Innovation in Global Health
    Woods Institute for the Environment
    1265 Welch Road, MSOB 328
    Stanford, CA 94305
    617-894-3665 cell