About Us

The COVID-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC) was founded in order to support health systems facing the COVID-19 pandemic and their patients, workforce, and communities through interprofessional student service-learning projects.


The CSSC consists of thousands of student volunteers from health professional and graduate schools across the country. Working with faculty, administrators, frontline healthcare workers, and community organizations, these students design service projects that respond to the unmet needs of the healthcare system.


About the CSSC Literature Review


The academic literature review is a project of the CSSC’s Information Services team that aims to provide accessible and actionable summaries of new COVID-19 research to clinicians. Student coordinators monitor the emerging literature about COVID-19 and identify key articles to be summarized by CSSC volunteers. These summaries are subject to several rounds of review by student and faculty editors before being distributed and posted on our website.


Special thanks to our student coordinators, topic leaders, and faculty editors:


Student Coordinators

Juliana Nitis

Shawn Sun

Emilie Thompson

Bryan Wang


Topic Leaders

Basic Science

Sarah Dugger

Gizem Efe

Eunice Lee

Andrew Ressler

Rinki Saha

Andreacarola Urso


Clinical Management

Elizabeth Harty

Smriti Karwa

Kendrick Lang

Qian Ma

Omeed Modiri

Lillian Zerihun



Naomi Ali

Robert Parry

Aileen Ugurbil



Gloria Hu

Pallavi Krishnamurthy

Sabeen Rokerya

Vanessa Sandra


Policy and Ethics

Ava Kamb

Lisa Krecke

Joana Petrescu


Popular Media

Jingwen Zhang


Faculty and Postdoctoral Editors

Umed Boltaev, PhD

Stephen Canfield, MD, PhD

Urmi Desai, MD

Ignacio Hernandez, PhD

Upasana Roy, PhD

Patrice Spitalnik, MD

Diogo Teles, MD

Ginger Tissier, MD



Contact Us


For more information about working with the CSSC or starting your own CSSC chapter, email us at cssc@cumc.columbia.edu.

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