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EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics

EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics

The EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics develops innovative analytical approaches to evaluate wildlife, human, and environmental mechanisms underlying disease emergence. Epidemiological investigations and data-rich mathematical models are used to evaluate risk of infectious disease spillover and spread, as well as forecast the impact of disease on human and animal populations. Led by Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson, the EpiCenter team engages in collaborative transdisciplinary research to inform science-based policy for emerging diseases affecting global health security, conservation, and pandemic preparedness.

Featured on 60 Minutes - EpiCenter for EID Intelligence

The October 30th episode of 60 Minutes featured the EpiCenter for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence work near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Teams at the Bwindi Community Hospital, Gorilla Doctors, and Uganda Virus Research Institute work together with a consortium of leading research partners to advance an understanding of virus emergence and transmission at important animal-human interfaces around the world. This work is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (award U01AI151814), as a part of the CREID Network.


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Birungi Interview
Dr. Birungi Mutahunga Rwamatware of Bwindi Community Hospital interviews with Bill Whitaker from 60 Minutes. 

COVID-19 Data and Reporting

The COVID-19 pandemic is tracked by local, state, and national public health authorities, with a range of metrics used as indicators of local transmission risk. To assess transmission risk in areas most relevant to UC Davis, we created a data dashboard to track daily incidence (new cases), weekly rolling mean incidence per 100,000 people, cumulative cases and deaths, and percent positive tests specifically for the tri-county area (Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano Counties). You can explore data from other counties in California with our dashboard as well.

COVID Dashboard


View the COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Campus Ready Predictive Modeling Summary

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  • Data Source
  • Case data are procured automatically from the COVID-19 Data Repository, from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. 
  • More Resources
  • Regularly updated information on the state-recommended phase of re-opening in California and local data on COVID-19 cases and testing can be found here. Additional information on thresholds and actions needed to help ensure safer activities in our communities can be found at California’s Resilience Roadmap and at COVID-Local

Check it out! Team Research Forum: Preparing for the Next Pandemic