Scalable Health Labs

Towards Bio-Behavioral Medicine


Understanding the longitudinal impact of COVID-19 on mental wellbeing.

CovidSense is an ongoing study – please enroll at

As of May 28, 2020

Total Enrolled Participants (from 14 countries)


Total number of surveys completed


Participant Demographics


Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan, Professor, ECE
Dr. Nidal Moukaddam, Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Ashutosh Sabharwal, Chair and Professor, ECE
Mr. R. Matt Barnett, Senior Research Programmer (CRC), Scalable Health Labs
Mr. Anil Kumar Vadathya, Research Engineer, Scalable Health Labs
Dr. Vishwanath Saragadam, Post-doctoral Researcher, ECE


For millions affected globally by Covid-19 – patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and everyone else either stuck at home or having to work in this pandemic – mental wellbeing is now under threat. Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine researchers have joined forces in a citizen science project, CovidSense, to understand the Covid’s impact on people’s mental wellbeing.


  • CovidSense is an adaptive longitudinal study, that adapts to both the societal conditions and on the replies of each participant. This includes addition of new questions in some cases, change of frequency of questions and adapting to each participant’s state.
  • All adults can participate in this citizen science study at from anywhere – no app download needed. The participant register with their mobile phones, and then text messages with survey links are sent automatically by the system. The participants can click on the link and their browser is used to answer all questions. 
  • No private info will be shared. Only anonymized data will be used for all analysis.