COPE Study

The COPE Study

The COPE Study is currently recruiting participants.

The COPE Study is a study that aims to learn more about people’s experiences and feelings during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are currently recruiting pregnant people between 20 and 34 weeks gestation. We are recruiting both substance-using and non-substance-using participants.

Participants will complete two sets of surveys online. The first set of surveys will be completed every 2 weeks for up to 12 weeks during pregnancy to see how feelings and experiences change over time. Participants will complete the second set of surveys at 1 month postpartum, 6 months postpartum and 12 months postpartum. The first set will take about 15-20 minutes, and the second set will take about one to one and a half hours.

We may ask to collect biological samples from participants and their babies. This can be done at OHSU or at home with a collection kit and detailed instructions. These samples may include saliva, hair, nails, blood and breast milk at various time points during pregnancy and postpartum.

We may also ask participants for birth samples which would include placenta samples as well as cord samples collected at delivery.

Lastly, we may ask participants to complete a visit with study staff observing their infant’s behavior at 6 months old. This visit can be done remotely.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the INSPIRE lab at or 503-494-5577.

This study is in collaboration with NYU and is part of a larger, international COVGEN collaboration, read about this here [hyperlink:]