About Us

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (CRC) is a continuously updated source of COVID-19 data and expert guidance. We aggregate and analyze the best data available on COVID-19—including cases, as well as testing, contact tracing and vaccine efforts—to help the public, policymakers and healthcare professionals worldwide respond to the pandemic.

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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: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Applied Physics Laboratory, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) in the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Centers for Civic Impact. The Center is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, both long-term philanthropic partners of the university.

Our Experts

The CRC incorporates analysis, data and facts from experts across Johns Hopkins University. Leading these efforts are:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

  • Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo: Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, and a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
  • Dr. Bill Moss: Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center and Professor in the departments of Epidemiology, International Health and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kahn: Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Dr. Lainie Rutkow, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Senior Adviser to the President
  • Applied Physics Laboratory: A team of data scientists from APL—the nation’s largest university affiliated research center—serve as the CRC’s data detectives and engineers. The APL team sources out difficult to find information from the global to local levels and builds the data pipelines that form the backbone of the project.

Beth Blauer and the Centers for Civic Impact:

Experts in translating and visualizing data, Beth Blauer and her team specialize in helping policymakers and elected officials use data to inform decisions. Working in collaboration with data scientists and public health experts, Beth and her team take raw COVID-19 data and transform it into clear and compelling visualizations that aid policymakers and the public in understanding the pandemic and making evidence-based decisions about health and safety. The Centers for Civic Impact is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE):

Dr. Lauren Gardner and her team at the CSSE built the COVID-19 global tracking map in January 2020, aggregating the most comprehensive publicly available data set on the pandemic. Dr. Gardner’s data drives much of the site’s analysis and serves as a vital resource for millions of users to track the novel coronavirus outbreak as it unfolds around the world.