Estimating county-level age group contact rates from time use data

Research Overview

Dr. Yajuan Si (Institute for Social Research) is using survey data to generate estimates on how people of different age groups and in different parts of Michigan are in contact with each other in public places, schools, workplaces and homes. The results will provide critical information to policymakers on how to minimize both the spread of infection and economic disruption.

The MIDAS COVID-19 Propelling Original Data Science (PODS) grants were awarded on May 13th, 2020, each of the 7 teams received funding of up to $30,000 with projects starting immediately and expected to finish by the end of 2020. These projects demonstrate the resolve, expertise, and creativity of U-M data scientists facing a public health crisis. To learn more about the other projects please visit ourĀ COVID-19 PODS awards page.

Research Impact

Research Team

Yajuan Si, Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social Research