Meet the Researchers


COVID-19 Research Lightning Talks

Meet the researchers studying COVID-19. Visit our Events page to register for upcoming monthly lightning talks and our Webinar Videos page to watch full recordings of past events.


5 Questions with COVID Researchers

Hear from researchers across the Northeast United States about how they are working to mitigate the widespread impacts of COVID-19, and learn about opportunities for cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaboration that could enable further progress in the fight against the pandemic.

Maurizio Porfiri, New York University

Agent-based Modeling Toward Effective Testing and Contact-tracing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Samantha Penta, University at Albany

A Multi-Wave Study of Risk Perception, Information Seeking, and Protective Action in COVID-19

Ramesh Raskar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SafePaths: A privacy-first contact tracing solution for early interventions of COVID-19 spread during the first wave and to minimize the second wave of the epidemic

John Dennehy, Queens College, CUNY

Metapopulation Modeling to Develop Strategies to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission in Public Spaces

Leila Hedayatifar, New England Complex Systems Institute

Modeling COVID-19 in the context of optimizing quarantine policy

Amy Pickering, Tufts University

The role of fomites in community transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Sarah Bowman, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Enhanced SARS-CoV-2 High-Throughput Crystallization for Structural Studies

Bernhard Leidner, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Strategic Science Communication in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Debra Laefer, New York University

Developing Epidemiology Mechanisms in Three-dimensions to Enhance Response

Tracy Van Holt, New York University

Networks and Spatial Dynamics of the US Food Supply Chain amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cassandra Thiel, New York University

Variation in Resilience Under Shortages in the Medical Supply Chain