The UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) is a research unit housed in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. The mission of the CEID is to bring together social and natural scientists through data science, basic biology, and scientific synthesis.

The COVID-19 Portal provides data-driven, information rich situation awareness about the rapidly changing conditions of the current outbreak of COVID-19.

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Emergence of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization was notified about the emergence of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China. In the first weeks of January 2020, the viral disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 spread across China and emerged in several other countries. Coinciding media reports about an alarming number of accumulating cases further indicated that the spread of the virus would likely become a global concern in a matter of days. On March 11, the WHO declared a global pandemic.

CEID Coronavirus Working Group

The CEID Coronavirus Working Group was formed on January 24, 2020, three days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its emergency response system in reponse to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China. The group includes about 30 scientists with data science expertise in data manipulation and interpretation, visualization, GIS, machine learning, computational statistics, and dynamical modeling. The group’s COVID-19 Portal was launched February 10, 2020.

COVID-19 Portal

The COVID-19 Portal provides data-driven, information rich situation awareness about the rapidly changing conditions of the current outbreak of COVID-19. Activities include:

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Lewis Bartlett

Lewis Bartlett

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Postdoctoral Associate

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Ana Bento

Ana Bento

Assistant Professor

Indiana University, Bloomington

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Rebecca Borchering

Rebecca Borchering

Postdoctoral Associate

University of Georgia

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Tommy Bui

Tommy Bui

University of Georgia

Franklin College

Volunteer Research Assistant

John Drake

John Drake

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Director

Odum School of Ecology

Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

PhD Student

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Sam Fahmy

Sam Fahmy

University of Georgia

Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Director of Public Relations for Academic Affairs

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Yang Ge

Yang Ge

University of Georgia

College of Public Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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Andreas Handel

Andreas Handel

University of Georgia

College of Public Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Informatics Institute

Associate Department Head and Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor

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Reni Kaul

Reni Kaul

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

PhD Student

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Culzean Kennedy

Culzean Kennedy

University of Georgia

MS in Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Scientific Writing Intern

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John King

John King

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Project & Communications Manager, Coronavirus Working Group

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Drew Kramer

Drew Kramer

University of South Florida

Department of Integrative Biology

Assistant Professor

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Eric Marty

Éric Marty

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Research Professional

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Brian McKay

Brian McKay

University of Georgia

College of Public Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Lecturer

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Rachel Mercaldo

Rachel Mercaldo

University of Georgia

College of Public Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

PhD Student

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Paige Miller

Paige Miller

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

PhD Student

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William Norfolk

William Norfolk

University of Georgia

College of Public Health

Environmental Health Science

PhD Student

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Eamon O'Dea

Eamon O’Dea

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Postdoctoral Associate

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Tierney O'Sullivan

Tierney O’Sullivan

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Staff Statistician

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Chloe Parker

Chloe Parker

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Graphic Design Intern

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Tom Pulliam

Tom Pulliam

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

Scientific Programmer, Drake Lab

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Robbie Richards

Robbie Richards

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

PhD Student

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Trippe Ross

Trippe Ross

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Administrative Specialist & Graduate Student (MPA)

Kate Sabey

Kate Sabey

University of Georgia

College of Veterinary Medicine

IDEAS PhD Student

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Liliana Salvador

Liliana Salvador

University of Georgia

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Infectious Diseases & Institute of Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor

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Cecilia-Sánchez

Cecilia Sánchez

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Postdoctoral Associate

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JP Schmidt

JP Schmidt

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

Lecturer

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Margaret Schrayer

Margaret Schrayer

University of Georgia

College of Education

Graduate Research Assistant

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Andrea Silletti

Andrea-Silletti

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

Lab Manager (Drake Lab)

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Patrick Stephens

Patrick Stephens

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

Associate Research Scientist

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Chao Song

Chao Song

Michigan State University

Postdoctoral Associate

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Daniel Suh

Daniel Suh

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

IDEAS PhD Student

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Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

Public Relations Specialist

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Olivia Thomas

Olivia Thomas

University of Georgia

Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

Undergraduate Researcher

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Andrew Tredennick

Andrew Tredennick

WEST Environmental and Statistical Consultants

Biometrician

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David Vasquez

David Vasquez

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

IDEAS PhD Student

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Joy Vaz

Joy Vaz

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

IDEAS PhD Student

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Jessica Wenclawiak

Jessica Wenclawiak

University of Georgia

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Scientific Writing Intern

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Tim Wildauer

Tim Wildauer

St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Programmer Analyst

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Anna Willoughby

Anna Willoughby

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

IDEAS PhD Student

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Cali Wilson

Cali Wilson

University of Georgia

Odum School of Ecology

IDEAS PhD Student

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