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Estimating the contagiousness of COVID-19

There’s a possibility that COVID-19 is much more contagious than previously thought. In a May 13, 2020 article in Harvard Magazine, experts discussed an indicator called R nought (R0) that shows how many other people one person with…

Tracking COVID-19 with cell phone data while safeguarding privacy

Researchers led by Caroline Buckee are using cell phone data to study people’s mobility patterns, in order to help control COVID-19—without violating people’s privacy. Buckee, associate professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease…

Mobility data can be potent tool in fighting COVID-19

Location and mobility data collected through apps and smartphones can play an important role in measuring the impact of social distancing efforts and refining interventions to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a March 23, 2020 letter in Science…

The uses of outrage

Caroline Buckee, associate professor of epidemiology, builds systems to track and forecast the spread of lethal infections.

Can the world eradicate malaria by 2050?

October 21, 2019 –For public health practitioners, malaria is a daunting foe. More than 200 million people become sick with it annually, and more than 400,000 people die from it each year, many of whom are children under…