Body, Mind,
and COVID-19

Have you been included? We’re all unique & so are our experiences: illness, disability, sexuality, trauma, race, income, social location, & discrimination.

Join a survey by diverse people for diverse people:

Purpose of the Study

At the Kinsey Institute’s Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Indiana University, led by Dr. Stephen Porges, we are exploring how stressful times like the COVID-19 pandemic affect the mind and the body in ways that are as diverse and unique as you are, and how to stay connected in times of isolation and uncertainty.

We hope you will consider joining a new international survey study created by diverse people for diverse people. We respect differences and invite you to contribute to the global conversation documenting a broad spectrum of experiences including illness, disability, sexuality, and trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcoming all adults age 18 & older. All bodies, all minds, all sexualities, all you.

Participants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Be fluent in English

Research Team

Dr. Stephen Porges, Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute;
Founding Director, Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium

Dr. Jacek Kolacz, Assistant Research Scientist, Kinsey Institute

Dr. Gregory Lewis, Assistant Research Scientist, Kinsey Institute

Kate Wolovsky, Clinical Research Fellow, Kinsey Institute;
Co-founder, Disabled Duo Collaborative

Olivia Roath, Research Assistant, Kinsey Institute




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