Robin Feldman Launches Pandemic Research Project

The UC Hastings Center for Innovation has launched a COVID-19 research project to study how information, especially regarding health care, flows during times of pandemic, and how access to health care and information varies.

The research project is led by Professor Robin Feldman, Arthur J. Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the UC Hastings Center for Innovation (C4i). Her work focuses on the role of intellectual property law in technology and innovation, drug pricing and health care law, and artificial intelligence and data.

“Our objective is to study how information, especially regarding health care, flows during times of pandemic,” Feldman said. “We will also study variations in health care access during this time.” Participants will be paid a small amount to answer short text-messaging surveys.

Question content may include, but is not limited to: the government’s response to COVID-19, respondents’ reactions to events relating to COVID-19, demographics, and opinions and experiences during the pandemic.

Interested participants can access the study here. Sharing on social media or listservs is encouraged.

The Center for Innovation’s (C4i) Law & Medicine Initiative aims to improve affordability, access, and quality in health care. Feldman’s most recent book is Drugs, Money, & Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices.