CDC invests in infectious disease models and analytics

Oct. 27, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced $26 million in funding to develop next-generation infectious disease forecasting and analytics.

The CDC said the investments are part of a broader effort to improve the nation’s ability to use data, modeling, and analytics to prepare and respond to pandemics. 

The agency will provide $21 million to support research and development of advanced infectious disease models and analytical tools. The awards will support three years of work the following academic institutions: University at Albany, State University of New York; Johns Hopkins University; Stanford University; the University of Utah and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The CDC also announced $5 million to support collaborations with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy to further advance federal infectious disease modeling capabilities. These funds will support rapid-response research projects and provide access to high performance computing resources.

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