Boz Institute research team, including scholars Katie O’Connell, Natalie Olander, and Sora Haagensen, have published their work about pre-COVID-19 ADHD childhood and adolescence trends in U.S. in the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio). The team analyzed public health and socioeconomic data and discovered underlying associations between ADHD diagnosis in children and critical factors related to socioeconomic status, including race, financial status, family structure, and neighborhood characteristics. Upon completion of the research immersion programs Boz offers in partnership with UCSD Extension, Katie, Natalie, and Sora joined our research team. Click here to read about their experience.
Since the emergence of the novel Coronavirus, one of the most important defenses is widespread testing. Boz is partnering with San Diego State University to test for SARS-Cov2 in San Diego wastewater. Our researchers are analyzing samples from the wastewater treatment facility and correlating results with data provided by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to help identify trends and develop a predictive risk assessment model. For details about this project and other SDSU COVID-19 projects addressing vulnerable San Diego communities, click here.