A Technology Paradigm
for Modern Infectious
Disease Control

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Seeking a Diverse Team of Experts

PandemicTech is conducting an analysis of the role of technology in global infectious disease surveillance and response.

We are currently seeking participants with expertise in infectious disease, microbiology, epidemiology, public health, public policy, disaster response, and related fields. Project participants will guide the development of a paradigm for modern infectious disease control by completing the PandemicTech questionnaire. Opportunities for paid participation are available to qualified participants.

To apply to participate, please complete the PandemicTech enrollment questionnaire.


A Case for Global Collaboration

Modern infectious disease outbreaks demand a modern response focused on the convergence of innovation in medical devices and diagnostics, telecommunications, information technology and big data analysis, and social media.

Ebola Outbreak

The most widespread Ebola Virus outbreak in history began in December 2013 in Guinea and quickly tore through West Africa, killing over ten thousand people in the face of an unprecedented response from the international community. The response itself brought Ebola to Texas when a physician returning from hands-on work with infected patients in Liberia spread the virus to two healthcare workers at a hospital in Dallas.

Zika Virus

Zika virus evolved from a little known tropical disease to a World Health Organization declared global health emergency in the course of less than one year. Uncertainty surrounding the link between Zika infection and both microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome shaped the early public health response, demanding the immediate application of effective disease surveillance methods to rapidly answer these critical questions.

PandemicTech promotes the development of ideas that rethink the global epidemic response, including novel technologies and innovative use of existing technologies to meet the challenges of modern epidemiology.

If you have experience in any of the following subjects, please fill out our enrollment questionnaire.

Telemedicine for disease surveillance and clinical response

Big data analytics

Digital disease surveillance, e-epidemiology

Mobile health applications

Point of care diagnostic testing

Social media and internet-based public health networks

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