From data to knowledge: Applying the principles of data science to understand preventable inequities in care and support among COVID-19 cases in Michigan

Research Overview

The Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study (MI CReSS) is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan School of Public Health (lead faculty: Dr. Nancy Fleischer) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of MI CReSS is to conduct public health surveillance of people who have experienced a COVID-19 diagnosis in Michigan. Topics include symptoms, health care seeking behavior, access to basic needs, and the impact of the pandemic on social engagement and mental health, with a particular emphasis on health disparities.

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 Team

Nancy Fleischer, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Patricia McKane, DVM, MPH, Director, Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Jana Hirschtick, PhD, MPH, Research Investigator, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Joseph Eisenberg, PhD, MPH, Chair and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Michael Elliott, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health. Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Laura Power, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, University of Michigan

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