At a small Colorado university, COVID tracking goes high-tech

A collaboration between Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard has yielded “the most sophisticated system in the country to track outbreaks” of COVID-19, according Pardis Sabeti, a professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a member of the Broad Institute.

A May 17, 2021, New York Times article described the efforts to develop a system that can monitor and track cases of COVID-19 at the 10,000-plus student school and within the surrounding communities. Sabeti was instrumental in creating the system and had leveraged analytical tools that she and her team had been developing for years.

“We’re trying to build technologies that can be used globally,” Sabeti said. “But a school is a great place to start.”

Read the New York Times article: The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus