After three and a half years, the CATCH study is drawing to a close. We’ve worked with hundreds of participants and collected thousands of specimens, and we’ve improved our understanding of the transmission of respiratory viruses. We even had an article published recently: “Ventilation and laboratory confirmed acute respiratory infection (ARI) rates in college residence halls in College Park, Maryland” – Environment International 137 (2020) 105537, Zhu et al.

This program known as CATCH is ending, but there’s still quite a bit more work to be done! Go to our new study StopCOVID UMD at to find out more!


The CATCH study team