The Science of Pandemic Technology Seminar Series is dedicated to showcasing the latest and best available scientific research to inform digital health innovation for COVID response. This series is co-hosted by WeHealth and the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford. Sign up to learn more about upcoming events and join the Science of Pandemic Technology community.

The Science of Pandemic Technology Community

The Science of Pandemic Technology seminar series was created to encourage interdisciplinary scientific discussion to help solve the global COVID crisis and establish evidence-based best practices for digital health innovation and pandemic response. In addition to seminars and panel discussions, participants are invited to join an online community to promote cutting-edge research on exposure notification mobile apps and other technology designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Seminar Series

Upcoming topics for presentations & panel discussions

Contributors to this series include some of the leading experts in exposure science, epidemiology, virology, public health, infectious disease, Bluetooth technology, pathogen dynamics, health communications, behavioral economics, privacy, cybersecurity and digital health innovation.
Exposure Notification Technology
Evaluating the efficacy of digital proximity tracing and exposure notification apps
Risk Scoring Models
Protocols for establishing risk thresholds for exposure notifications
Health Communication
Effective communications strategies to drive app adoption, foster public trust, and promote behavior change
When to Quarantine
Cost-benefit analysis of quarantine guidelines
Ethics & Health Equity
Ethical frameworks and health equity considerations for pandemic technology innovation
Exposure Science
Microbial exposure science of modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Implications for risk assessment and prevention

Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs

The Science of Pandemic Technology Seminar Series 2020-2021

Joanna Masel, PhD

Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at The University of Arizona

Luca Ferretti, PhD

Senior Researcher in Statistical Genetics and Pathogen Dynamics
Big Data Institute, The University of Oxford

Jolene Elizabeth, MSc

Global Health and Strategic Partnerships

Co-Hosted by

WeHealth and The Big Data Institute at The University of Oxford