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The Public Health Dynamics Lab supports the development of software tools for the collection, analysis, and modeling of public health data.  Current projects include:

FRED (A Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics)

FRED is an agent-based epidemic modeling tool. FRED helps to analyze the dynamics of infectious disease epidemics and the likely effects of mitigation strategies -- including vaccination, anti-viral drugs, and school closure policies -- in specific geographic regions. FRED uses census-based synthetic populations that capture the demographic and geographic distributions of the population, as well as detailed household, school, and workplace social networks.

GAIA (Geospatial Area and Information Analyzer)

GAIA is a visualization and analysis tool designed specifically to accommodate epidemiological research. GAIA is a web-service that is accessible to the public.

HERMES (Highly Extensible Resource for Modeling Supply-chains)

HERMES is a software platform that allows users to generate a detailed discrete event simulation model of any vaccine supply chain. This simulation model can serve as a "virtual laboratory" for policy makers, health officials, manufacturers, distributors, scientists and researchers.

ISAAC (Indicators for Stress Adaptation AnalytiCs)

The purpose of ISAAC is to provide reliable indicators to measure local public health agencies' response behavior to a wide variety of threats in local public health systems. ISSAC measures the stress of emergency response at levels of agency, sub-agency unit, and multi-agency system. ISAAC can be used to prepare public health agencies for emergencies and to study the impact of funding cuts on emergency adaptive response.

LENA (LEgal Network Analyzer)

LENA provides a visualization of the emergency preparedness, response, and recovery statutes and regulations directing agents in the public health system. LENA can compare legal networks of two States or between a State and the Federal Government. These legal networks can be adjusted to represent certain types of emergencies and action/goal pairings. LENA can help determine how laws impact capacity of the Public Health System to plan for and respond to emergencies.

Project Tycho™

Project Tycho™ aims to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and public health policy. The Project Tycho™ database includes data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the United States dating back to 1888 in freely accessible digital form, as well as selected analytical and visualization tools.


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