Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

GTRI researchers are helping the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update and modernize information systems that support the agency’s mission of protecting Americans from health, safety and security threats. Now starting its third year, the collaboration has focused on a range of areas including support for high-performance computing, healthcare interoperability, data analytics, machine learning techniques, synthetic data generation and predictive model development – and visualization to identify trends in the vast data sets the agency receives and analyzes.

Specific projects include techniques for collecting and reporting of Sickle Cell Disease data, dashboards that are both public-facing and internally-focused related to COVID-19 response, improvements in how medical examiners and coroners from jurisdictions and states report mortality information in a consistent way, enhancements in how public health data is collected and analyzed, COVID-19 serology analytics and support, and adoption of new health IT standards and approaches for disease surveillance. GTRI’s collaboration with the CDC began in October 2019.