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Establishing the Center for Outbreak Response Innovation

This project—Toward Epidemic Preparedness: Enhancing Public Health Infrastructure and Incorporating Data-Driven Tools—will establish the Center for Outbreak Response Innovation (CORI), a large-scale partnership with traditional and nontraditional public health stakeholders across the country. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Insight Net, CORI is one of 13 funded centers that are tasked with improving the speed, accuracy, and use of data and analytics during health emergencies, an important step toward ensuring Americans have the information they need to keep themselves and their families safe during infectious disease outbreaks. CORI’s goal is to integrate infectious disease modeling and analytics tools into decision making at many levels, as well as train public health practitioners to use modeling and analytics tools for the full spectrum of epidemic responses. Partners will include state and local public health departments, elected leaders, public health decision-makers, and meteorologists.

Project team leads: Caitlin Rivers, PhD, MPH, Director; Crystal Watson, DrPH, MPH, Deputy Director

Project team: Diane Meyer, PhD, MPH, RN; Eric Toner, MD; Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN; Lucia Mullen, MPH; Matthew Shearer, MPH; Sarah S. Firestone, MSW; Alex Zhu, MSPH; Alexander Linder, MSc; Vanessa Grégoire, MSc; Rachel Vahey, MHS

Project supported by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Insight Net