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COVID-19 Research + Response

Featuring the latest updates about RTI's COVID-19 research and response

RTI helps partners build resilient health systems and improve public health. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working quickly to lessen its impact on the individuals and communities we serve. RTI offers extensive experience addressing public health threats—including Ebola, Zika, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, and now COVID-19—and improving the underlying systems where they occur and the effects they leave in their wake. Our researchers provide new data and insights into COVID-19. We also help countries and communities build resilience to pandemic threats and work across sectors to help them respond to the crisis and its secondary effects.

We have collected our work around COVID-19 as a centralized resource and will update as new work is completed and additional insights are developed.

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New Research Findings on Drinking During COVID-19

Register now to hear the data and findings from an RTI U.S. survey on the different ways in which drinking has changed during the pandemic and the implications it has for public health.

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How Health Systems Can Respond to Disruptions

Learning and Adapting During COVID-19 Series

Next Webinar Coming July 30

This monthly webinar series focuses on how the international development community is adapting to unique challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Our fourth webinar in this series is scheduled for July 30.

Building Resilience Against COVID-19 in Developing Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens decades of progress in international development. RTI is helping low- and middle-income countries, donors, and development partners respond now and build resilience.

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Join RTI's Team of COVID-19 Experts

RTI is seeking individuals to join us in the pursuit to provide data and insight on the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell us how you can lend your scientific and innovative expertise for this collaborative effort.

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WRAL Interviews RTI Epidemiologist Pia MacDonald about COVID-19 Lockdowns

WRAL News in Raleigh-Durham, NC, inteviewed Pia MacDonald, MPH, PhD, Senior Director of Applied Public Health Research at RTI, to discuss whether shelter-in-place strategies are needed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Interview with RTI's Brian Southwell

RTI's Program Director for Science in the Public Sphere, Brian Southwell, PhD, joined iHeart Media to discuss the topic of misinformation and how it applies to COVID-19. 

Interview with RTI's Pia MacDonald

iHeart Media interviewed Pia MacDonald, MPH, PhD, about the history of coronavirus. Dr. MacDonald is the Senior Director of Applied Public Health Research at RTI.

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