Controlling the Spread of Pathogen Transmission in Communities: A Risk Assessment Approach

Pillar 1
Pathogen evolution and escape
Public health responses


Integration of high-precision laboratory data and computational modeling to inform quantitative microbial risk assessments of pathogen transmission under various conditions within indoor environments.

Proposed Solution

We will develop a building monitoring system in select zones to determine health disparities by area in a community or region.  We will also develop a dashboard for these select communities to access health status and trends in disease incidence.

Statement of Work

Our building monitoring systems will analyze the following: SARS-CoV-2 to estimate COVID-19 and insect-borne viruses such as West Nile virus; cancer-causing viruses and bacteria to predict future incidence of certain types of cancer caused by papillomavirus, Helicobacter pylori, etc.; viral metagenomics analysis for detection of novel viruses with the potential for initiating new pandemic; stress hormones to monitor community mental health; illicit drug incidence to estimate community drug usage.