Sentinel alert system and waste water

Activity and Physiological Trackers To Detect And Monitor Pandemic Effects

Wearable devices are increasingly used in the USA and globally to monitor individual health. Data collected from personal sensors can improve remote patient monitoring, enhance our pandemic response, and track secondary and long-term effects of COVID-19.

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Geospatial Behavioral Analytics

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as social distancing guidelines and mask requirements have been adopted and implemented relatively widely across the U.S., individual states, counties, and municipalities. To date, these policy decisions have been made with limited empirical evidence about how loosening and lifting NPIs might affect disease spread or the likelihood of resurgence. Existing efforts to track NPIs focus on a relatively small set of interventions or have been limited to state-level measures, overlooking county and city-level NPIs. As a result, epidemiologists are unable to evaluate how particular NPI combinations affect disease spread, and policy makers remain in the dark about how to ease restrictions without prompting disease resurgence.

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Wastewater-Based Epidemiology

The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is presenting an unprecedented challenge to public health containment measures due to both airborne transmission and late detection of the virus. New detection systems are necessary to ensure timeliness of surveillance and actionability of public health measures to prevent community spread of the virus.

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Theme Collaborators

Andrea Achilli

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Luisa Ikner

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science