The COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative
The COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative, part of the CRC, reflects an interdisciplinary collaboration between several groups at Johns Hopkins University: , , in the , and the .
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
, CRC vaccinology lead, is Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center and Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology, International Health and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.
, CRC Public Health Lead lead, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and a Senior Scholar at the Center for Health security.
, CRC project lead, is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and Senior Adviser to President Ronald Daniels.
Johns Hopkins Medicine:
, CRC clinical lead, is Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit and is an Associate Professor of Medicine with expertise in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Acute Lung Injury, and Interstitial Lung Disease.
Centers for Civic Impact (CCI), Krieger School of Arts and Sciences:
, CRC data lead, is the Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation at Johns Hopkins and oversees the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence and the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation, both supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies. Working in collaboration with data scientists and public health experts, Blauer and her team transform raw COVID-19 data into clear and compelling visualizations that help policymakers and the public understand the pandemic and make evidence-based decisions about health and safety.
Applied Physics Laboratory:
A team of data scientists and engineers from APL – the nation’s largest university-affiliated research center – build and maintain the CRC’s data infrastructure. The APL team sources information from the global to the local levels and builds the data pipelines that are the project’s backbone. The complex, comprehensive datasets the team acquires supply all of the CRC’s visualizations and analyses with constantly updated information from around the world.
About Our Sources:
Since the pandemic began, Johns Hopkins experts have collecting and analyzing domestic and international data about COVID-19. The effort began on Jan. 22, 2020 with one of the first global maps to track Covid-19 cases and deaths. It evolved on March 3, 2020 into the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The CRC’s more than 260 sources include 182 from local, state, and federal agencies in the United States.See Data Notes
One University Effort:
The CRC is the result of interdisciplinary collaboration spanning the entire Johns Hopkins University & Medicine system. Explore all JHU efforts via social media:
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
The Center for Systems Science & Engineering
Centers for Civic Impact
Center for Health Security
Johns Hopkins Medicine
, a former Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, was the CRC epidemiology lead from spring 2020 through March 2022. She spearheaded the development and implementation of the CRC’s Testing Insights Initiative before departing in April 2022 for a position at Brown University.