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.

Our team is working to generate English transcripts of each of the below Lightning Talks. Spanish language translations and ASL videos of each talk will also be generated. To request additional information about this project or any of the below videos, please email¬†[email protected].

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