The COVID MUSIC Study is an important research study funded by NIH and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This research study will help us learn more about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and its effects on the long-term health of children.
MIS-C is a new condition related to COVID-19, so we are still learning about its causes, effects, and long-term impact. “Long-Term Outcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children”, the COVID MUSIC Study, is a research study funded by NIH and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. We hope to enroll at least 900 young people with MIS-C at children’s medical centers in the U.S. and Canada. This research study will help us learn more about MIS-C and its effects on the long-term health of children.
MIS-C, like COVID-19, has disproportionally affected Black and Latinx children and teens. In addition to information about the health of study participants, the MUSIC study will collect data, such as age, race, health insurance status, income, and location, to help analyze potential social, demographic, and medical risk factors for MIS-C.
As a Pediatric Heart Network study, the COVID MUSIC study is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about these principles, visit the PHN website.
Founded in 2001, the Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) is an NHLBI funded research network that spans across a group of hospitals in the United States and Canada. Because PHN is a longstanding collaborative network conducting current research on pediatric heart disease, involving scientific expertise that specializes in the care of patients with heart disease, the PHN was able to quickly provide the foundation to launch the COVID MUSIC Study.
Leading children’s medical centers across the United States and Canada are participating in the COVID MUSIC Study. View the map to find a location near you.
Find out more about who is leading the COVID MUSIC Study.
Learn how to join the study if you are near a participating study site.
Check out this section to get answers to common questions about this study.