International Seminar Series on Decision Support for Health Systems after COVID-19: Data, Models and Methods
An online seminar series on decision support for health systems after COVID-19 which is designed to provide an open, transparent platform for sharing models, methodologies and data to enable participants to discuss and learn from one another and spark new ideas.
You are invited to join our seminar with presenter Professor Turgay Ayer from Georgia Tech on:
National and State Level COVID-19 Policy Tools for Risk Mitigation and Suppression in the US
Zoom Meeting, Tuesday 20th April 2021, 13:30 – 15:00
This seminar is free to join, but you need to register in advance. Register for this seminar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
13:30 – 14:00 National and State Level COVID-19 Policy Tools for Risk Mitigation and Suppression in the US
Professor Turgay Ayer, Research Director for Healthcare Analytics and Business Intelligence, Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech
14:00 – 15:00 Deep Dive Discussion Session
A lively Q&A session where participants will actively engage to discuss the methodology, implementation, assumptions, benefits and challenges of the approach
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected every sector of human life. As of March 1, 2021—about one year after the pandemic—the death toll in the United States has surpassed 500,000 people. Fast and dynamic actions are needed to suppress the pandemic, reduce mortality, and mitigate damage to the healthcare system and economy. Since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, our research group has been working on the development of online interactive COVID-19 policy tools to address time-sensitive policy decisions at the state and national levels, including a) COVID-19 Policy Simulator, b) COVID-19 Outbreak Detection Tool, c) COVID-19 Football Tracker, and d) COVID-19 Seroprevalence Estimation Tool. All these policy tools are publicly available at www.covid19sim.org, have been frequently accessed and used by public health decision-makers and the general public, and are widely covered by the popular media. In addition, this stream of work has led to a series of publications, been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant, an AHRQ grant, and funding and in-kind support from the Rockefeller foundation. In this talk, we will discuss two of these policy tools in detail: a) COVID-19 Policy Simulator and b) COVID-19 Outbreak Detection Tool.
For further information about joining the session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This session is hosted by the East of England Population Health Research Hub