Health Informatics Tool for Analysis and Evaluation of Control Measures

Developed a health informatics tool enabling analysis and evaluation of a range of control measures on the covid-19 pandemics. As a case study, we examine the COVID-19 pandemic using publicly available data from China’s CDC and the USA. The tool is built on an extended epidemiological model to incorporate various time-varying intervention protocols, including large-scale, government-level isolation policies and local community-level social distancing measures.  The tool provides forecasts of the disease’s spread and simulates the overall dynamics of the pandemic. A software package is available for public download and includes tutorials.  So far this software has been used by research teams from the USA, China, India, Italy, among others.