A researcher from the University of Plymouth has been awarded a year-long fellowship to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on population health in the UK.
Dr Yinghui Wei, Associate Professor of Statistics, will work alongside the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study programme to assess some of the ongoing health questions linked to the global pandemic.
In particular, she plans to use data from national electronic health records and longitudinal cohort studies to identify important health-related questions, including the risk factors associated with Long COVID and the effects of COVID-19 infection on other health outcomes.
The fellowship is being funded by the Medical Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The overall aim of this fellowship is to develop well-designed statistical analyses which make the best use of data from multiple sources in order to understand the impacts and management of the COVID-19 pandemic to improve public health.