The COVID Decisions Study

Study Information

Were you eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot while pregnant?

Many women were pregnant when the COVID-19 vaccines became available. Some women decided to receive a vaccination during the perinatal period and others decided not to receive one.

Researchers at Butler and Women & Infants’ Hospitals are conducting a study examining factors that may have influenced a women’s decision whether or not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 while they were pregnant or not.

We are looking for women interested in participating in The COVID Decisions research study. Participation includes completing an online survey and an optional interview with study staff regarding vaccine decision-making during pregnancy.

You may be eligible if:
  • You must be 18-45 years of age
  • You must have been pregnant at the time of a COVID-19 vaccination decision
  • You must currently be 18 months or less postpartum

If you are interested, contact us to verify your eligibility. A staff member will tell you about the study and ask you some questions. Based on the conversation, you may be invited to a virtual interview.

Will I be compensated for participating?
Yes, participants are compensated for their participation.
How do I sign up?
To learn more or to sign up, complete the contact form on this page or call our research team (401) 455-6303 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best times to return your call. A staff member will be in touch with you regarding your participation.

Participation is voluntary. All information gathered will be treated as confidential.

Meet the Team

Study Director
Cynthia L. Battle, PhD

Dr. Battle is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a psychologist at Butler and Women & Infants’ Hospitals. Dr. Battle’s research focuses on women’s mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Study Team

Erica J. Hardy, MD, MMSc, Women & Infants Hospital
Rita Rossi, MA, Butler Hospital

Contact Form

To learn more about the study please contact our research team at (401) 455-6303, or complete the form below.

Butler Hospital

Recruitment Status