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Prof. Hahm Launches ‘CARES’: Covid-19 Resilience Study for Young Adults

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BUSSW’s Professor Hahm and Dr. Liu of Brigham & Women’s Hospital seek 1,000 young adults to participate in study

BUSSW professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm is launching a new research project documenting the physical and emotional experiences of young adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. CARES: The Covid-19 Adult Resilience Experiences Study will use survey results from 1,000 young adults in the United States to assess well-being and identify needs.

Hahm, associate professor and chair of social research at BUSSW, is an expert in young adult health and health disparities with a focus on Asian American populations. Hahm leads the AWARE Lab, a culturally-grounded intervention program used in colleges and high schools, and co-leads Epi-AWARE, a study on stress and health outcomes among Asian American women.

Hahm co-leads CARES alongside Dr. Cindy Liu, director of the Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Adults ages 18-30 living in the United States or receiving an education in the United States are encouraged to participate in the survey. For details, please visit

What is involved?​
  • 30-45 minute online survey that will take place in up to three time points over the course of six months (April – October 2020)
  • 1 out of every 10 participants will earn a $25 Amazon gift card.
Contact CARES

Email [email protected] or contact the team via the CARES website.