Global WACh

May 20, 2020

Dr. Brandon Guthrie co-leads daily COVID-19 scientific literature initiative to support WA State public health response

As the novel COVID-19 spreads across Washington State, public health professionals are navigating a path out of crises by examining a wealth of COVID-19 related data to support evidence-based decision making throughout the region.

In collaboration with the WA State Department of Health, UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security, and the START Center, Dr. Brandon Guthrie (Assistant Professor, Global Health and Epidemiology) is co-leading an initiative to conduct daily scientific literature reviews related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.  Each day, a team of UW graduate students and faculty from the Schools of Public Health and Medicine conduct a systematic search of new information and attempt to highlight new findings that are most relevant to the public health response in a daily report.

The report includes brief, concise summaries of 10-15 articles that they judge to have the highest public health relevance, along with additional links to pertinent commentaries and other resources. Click here to subscribe to the daily newsletter.

Visit the UW MetaCenter’s website to view the daily reports available to date.