Pivots and Partnerships: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From Conducting Research During a Global Pandemic.

Academic Article


  • While the importance of including vulnerable populations in research is widely acknowledged, the differential effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations necessitated thoughtful participant recruitment. This research note describes one team's attempt at conducting a longitudinal, mixed-methods study during the COVID-19 pandemic with women in the perinatal period who had experienced intimate partner violence. Initial recruitment strategies are provided, as well as the ways in which those initial efforts necessitated revision and redesign. Lessons learned are offered, including ways these strategies may be adapted for other similarly vulnerable populations in the context of a community-level trauma.
  • Authors

  • O'Brien, Jennifer
  • Trumbell, Jill M
  • O'Brien, Alyssa
  • Fischer, Carlie
  • Publication Date

  • December 25, 2023
  • Has Subject Area


  • COVID-19
  • recruitment
  • research note
  • vulnerable populations
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 38146199
  • Start Page

  • 10778012231222490