Surveillance Testing: Reining in COVID-19 with Data

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The need for diagnostic testing has been a critical issue throughout the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. But another form of testing may be the key to gaining control over the pandemic. Surveillance testing currently being performed throughout the world is how we gather the data that tells health officials where, who, and how populations are being affected, and that information can then be used to get in front of further spread. We’ll talk to epidemiologist Emily Martin about how it works and who’s doing it right.

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In This Episode

Emily MartinEmily Martin

Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Emily Martin is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on respiratory virus epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, infection prevention, and molecular epidemiology. She also leads the Martin Lab, a team of researchers at the School of Public Health whose objectives include the use of molecular epidemiology to characterize the spread and persistence of viral infections and the evaluation of vaccination to reduce the burden of respiratory infections. Learn more.


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