Healthcare Worker Exposure Response and Outcomes of Hydroxychloroquine Trial (HERO-HCQ Trial)
HERO Website: https://heroesresearch.org
Why Create a Community of Healthcare Workers?
PI(s): Adrian Hernandez, MD, Duke Clinical Research Institute; Susanna Naggie, MD, Duke Clinical Research Institute
PaTH Protocol PI(s): Alison Morris, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Kathleen Mctigue, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of HCQ to prevent COVID-19 clinical infection in healthcare workers (HCWs) as well as to evaluate the efficacy of HCQ to prevent viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2 among HCWs and the safety and tolerability of HCQ.
Goal(s): HERO is a research program – short for Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) – that will unite healthcare workers across America to study and address the problems our healthcare heroes face in real time—and over time.
The HERO program will initially have two parts – the HERO Registry and the HERO-HCQ Trial. In the future, the HERO Registry will help speed additional clinical studies that address unmet needs for healthcare workers.
Study Design: Clinical Trial and Registry
PaTH Partners: Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Health System, Geisinger Health, Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System/Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC the Ohio State University/Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine.
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Association (PCORI)
Coordinating Center: Duke Clinical Research Institute
How to Participate: The HERO Registry is open to all healthcare workers, including nurses, therapists, physicians, emergency responders, food service workers, environmental service workers, interpreters, transporters — anyone who works in a setting where people receive health care.
To join, participants must be:
You can use a work email address, gmail address, or another email address to sign up: https://heroesresearch.org