As part of our vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions, our researchers are focusing on providing data and insight into COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus.
Researchers at RTI International have been working to understand the global spread of COVID-19 and to provide data about the public’s understanding of the disease. A recent survey of the U.S. public could be used to inform what information should be provided to help citizens and public health officials make guided decisions.
In addition, one of our infectious disease epidemiologists, Pia MacDonald, shared her insights on the global implications of the virus, comparing the COVID-19 situation to other outbreaks in history and addressing the public health system’s ability to manage the situation.
RTI is also adapting a model that tracks detailed information about patient movement among acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the community can be used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in health care facilities. We originally developed the model to help public health officials to identify potential high-risk areas within health care networks that contribute to the spread of health care-associated infections.
We have collected the work of our researchers around COVID-19 as a centralized resource and will update as new work is completed and additional insights are developed.