The UC Health CDPH COVID-19 modeling consortium is pleased to announce the 2022 grant funding award recipients. The areas of focus for the funding were driven by priorities set by CDPH for gaining deeper understanding of COVID-19 matters, such as disease detection and impact, virus transmission and behavior, mitigation strategies, and social and behavioral considerations.

“We were pleased that the consortium is able to support these researchers in projects that are advancing our understanding of the virus and the disease. Public health officials and our communities have a critical, ongoing need for research-based information in real-time that can help guide actions and policies,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, co-chair of the consortium and professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and vice dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine.

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Courtney Lyles, UCSF - Merging electronic health record and CDPH data on COVID-19 vaccination rates to examine structural, neighborhood, and individual-level disparities in uptake. 

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Vickie M. Mays and Ninez Ponce, UCLA - Black-Focused Assessment of Indicators for Risk Reduction (BFAIRR).

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Vladimir Minin, UC Irvine - Improving accuracy and precision of forecasts and scenarios by fitting mechanistic transmission models to multiple disaggregated surveillance data sources.

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Ninez Ponce and Vickie M. Mays, UCLA - Black-Focused Assessment of Indicators for Risk Reduction (BFAIRR).

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Justin Remais, UC Berkeley - Epidemiologic and model-based assessments of K-12 public health policies for mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 variant transmission in schools.

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