Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (MMSc)

First Advisor

Linda Mayes, MD


The COVID 19 pandemic has necessitated several containment measures including full or partial remote learning for some children and adolescents. Displacement from school is known to be socially isolating with the potential to impact child behavior. However, the direction of effect of pandemic school closures on the emotional well-being of children and adolescents is not yet clear. This study aims to determine the effect of remote learning on emotional and behavioral changes in children and adolescents. Using participants from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study, this longitudinal prospective cohort study will compare mean, current, and follow-up scores on the Child Behavior Checklist to pre-pandemic Child Behavior Checklist Scores across students with remote, hybrid, and full classroom learning experiences from August to December 2020. This study will shed light on risk and resilience factors as well as potential points for intervention relating to the social emotional well-being of socially isolated children.

Open Access

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