Are you interested in improving resilience and response to pandemics and disruptions? Are you looking for collaborators to explore new dimensions and applications of your research in addressing challenges associated with Covid-19 and other disruptions? If so, join us Monday, May 11 from 1pm – 1:45pm to learn about College of Engineering (CoE), College of Public Health (CPH), and Research Development Office efforts to connect research communities around four areas related to resilience and response to pandemics and other disruptions.


Resilience and Response to Pandemics and Disruptions

Addressing the Covid-19 pandemic requires working together across disciplines to discover strategies that optimize our responses and build resilience for the current and future pandemics and disruptions. To further focus this topic, four interdisciplinary research concentration areas were developed that could synergize with existing research efforts.

Research Concentration Areas

  1. Modeling (human to human, environmental impacts and interactions)
  2. Virus transmission and survivability (detection, materials, prevention, biomedical testing & diagnosis)
  3. Resiliency (institutional [industry, education, services], systemic, adaptability, mental health, social considerations)
  4. Economics (preparedness, recovery)

Connect with this Effort

Join us to learn about why these concentration areas were chosen, related research interests in CoE and CPH, and next steps for engaging with others to develop research questions and solutions.

Date/Time: Monday, May 11 from 1pm-1:45pm
Aaron Kline (Director, Research Development Office)

Corinne Peek-Asa (Professor; Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health)
H.S. Udaykumar (Professor, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering)
Registration: Register here to receive the Zoom link.


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Sponsored by:  OVPR Research Development Office, College of Engineering Research Office, College of Public Health Research Office