Kids with Capes


In September 2021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new nationwide study on child health and development after COVID-19 infection that will begin immediately, and last 4 or more years. The study will engage thousands of children, teens, young adults, and their families from across the United States who did or did not have COVID-19 infection.


Building on our lab’s prior work with families in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce that we have been selected as a primary pediatric site for this national study, the NIH RECOVER COVID Study. This study will shape the future of how we understand and treat COVID-19 and its lasting symptoms.


If you would like to follow our progress as this study launches, including learning how you or your children may be able to participate, please provide your information here:

Have you ever been diagnosed with COVID-19?
Has your child(ren) ever been diagnosed with COVID-19?
How old are you?
For child participation:
How old is your child(ren)?

Thanks for your interest in our study!

What is involved in participation?

This study is a longitudinal research project, meaning it will take place over an extended period of time. During this time, participants enrolled in the study will be asked to provide their consent to share different types of information with researchers.


Some of these activities will be conducted remotely, some may involve a research team member visiting your home or neighborhood, and some may involve you coming to our lab.

Examples of study activities include:

-          Answering online surveys

-          Providing biological samples (e.g., urine, blood)

-          Imaging studies (e.g., heart, brain)


Participants will be paid for their time and involvement and contribute to important, cutting-edge research.

Who is eligible?

We will enroll children, teens, and young adults aged 25 years old or younger, plus their caregivers. Individuals who did or did not have COVID-19 infection may be eligible

How long will I be in the study?

Participation in this study is expected to last 4 years.

What do we mean by long-term health symptoms of COVID?

“Long COVID” or “Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC)” refers to lingering physical, mental, or neurological symptoms some people experience after COVID-19 infection. 

What does LEGACI stand for?

Life-Course Examination of Genomics and Neurocognitive Changes Following COVID-19 Infection