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Mother-Infant COVID-19 Study

Mother-Infant COVID-19 Study

The aim of this study is to understand how the virus affects the health and immune responses of exposed infants and young children, and whether infant feeding practices influence infection outcomes. We are recruiting volunteer mothers who have recently been infected with COVID-19, and who have at least one child under the age of 5.

Volunteers will self-collect four finger-prick blood spots over 2 months from themselves, their infants, and other consenting household members for antibody testing. Volunteer mothers infected in the last 7 days will also be asked to provide maternal and infant stool and breast milk samples (as applicable), which will be tested for the virus. Mothers will be interviewed by phone about their and their family’s health, COVID-19 exposures and symptoms, and infant care and feeding practices over the course of the study.

Volunteers are being recruited from from the greater Seattle area and nationally through collaborators at other institutions. For more information visit http://seattle-mom-covid19.uw.edu/

Participant Eligibility

-Mothers at least 18 years old
-Have a child under the age of 5
-Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months, or are awaiting test results (regardless of
test outcome) or have a child under the age of 5 who has tested positive or is awaiting test results
-Able to provide consent and follow instructions for home data collection


Melanie Martin
(206) 616-7701

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Seattle Mother-Infant COVID-19 Study

Study ID: STUDY00010215
Start Date: 07/27/2020
End Date: 12/31/2020

Melanie Martin

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington Biodemography Lab

1901 Chelan Ln 230 Raitt Hall
Seattle, Washington 98105


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

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