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