Global Health-COVID-19

UNM Center for Global Health Leads the Way in the COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Global Health Research

In late February 2020, the Center for Global Health began concerted efforts to address the rapid global spread of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   

Research Projects

Our COVID-19 research projects include:

  • Decontamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) for reuse by frontline healthcare providers:
  • Technical and Advisory Support:
  • Comparative effectiveness studies of COVID-19 therapeutics:
    • OHDSI network study in Lancet Rheumatology: Risk of hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a multinational, retrospective study
    • OHDSI network study medRxiv preprint: Renin-angiotensin system blockers and susceptibility to COVID-19: a multinational open science cohort study
  • Development of therapeutics for COVID-19:
  • Molecular-based approaches for identifying SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity and spread
  • Determination of potential SARS-CoV-2 spreading in hospital settings
  • Investigating the impact of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 on clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19
  • Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the gut epithelium 


Scientists with UNM’s Global Health team collaborate with experts and partners in New Mexico and around the globe to study COVID-19, a pandemic that has exerted tremendous morbidity and mortality.  

Information Resources


 Synergy Meeting: Updates on Corona Virus

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Global Health Recent News Coverage



In the Blood: Pioneering Plasma Treatment for COVID-19

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