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Unprecedented Times. Untold Impacts.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in social, economic, and health-related disruptions worldwide. As we emerge from this crisis, there is a need to comprehensively examine how our lives will be impacted from the societal changes caused by this once in a century event. The UH for Life study seeks to examine quality of life trends among UH alumni following the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study, Quality of Life is defined as "an overall general well-being that comprises objective descriptors and subjective evaluations of physical, material, social, and emotional well-being together with the extent of personal development and purposeful activity, all weighted by a personal set of values."
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About the Study

In collaboration with the UH Alumni Association, the UH for Life study aims to become the first comprehensive prospective panel study to examine quality of life among graduates from the University of Houston. UH for Life is a first-of-its kind, multi-year panel study of UH alumni to measure and assess multiple dimensions of quality of life among graduates from one of the most diverse universities in the United States. Data from this study will provide valuable insights that can facilitate robust and mutually beneficial interactions between UH alumni and UH and contribute to the quality-of-life literature.

Findings from quality-of-life studies can provide key insights into the objective and subjective vitality of individuals, households, communities, and societies. Comprehensive data are scarce and an understanding of quality of life at a population level is limited. The UH for Life study can bridge this gap by collecting and analyzing data that examines the contexts in which UH alumni live, work, pray, and play. Findings from this study can help scientists, policymakers, and community leaders advocate for public policies to reduce inequalities and improve and preserve the quality of life for everyone.


Our top priority is ensuring the security of our participants' information. To achieve this, we have implemented multiple measures to keep all data collected during the study confidential. The University of Houston Institutional Review Board has reviewed and approved our study under the protocol STUDY00004053 to ensure that our procedures comply with Federal and State regulations governing the collection, storage, and sharing of data.

We guarantee that participants' personally identifiable information will never be disclosed. All data collected during the study will be stored on a password-protected computer located at the University of Houston, under the supervision of a restricted access office. Additionally, all data will be password-protected and anonymized to ensure confidentiality.

Our survey platform provider, Qualtrics, is equipped with high-end firewall systems that are regularly scanned and monitored to ensure protection and reliability. Qualtrics also utilizes Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption methods and undergoes independent audits using the industry standard SSAE-18 method, providing an extra layer of security for our participants' data.
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