Title

Preventing Outbreaks through Interactive, Experiential Real-Life Simulations

UMMS Affiliation

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology; Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

Publication Date

2020-09-17

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Bioinformatics | Computer Sciences | Epidemiology | Health Information Technology | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Medical Education | Pathogenic Microbiology | Public Health Education and Promotion | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Operation Outbreak (OO) is a Bluetooth-based simulation platform that teaches students how pathogens spread and the impact of interventions, thereby facilitating the safe reopening of schools. OO also generates data to inform epidemiological models and prevent future outbreaks. Before SARS-CoV-2 was reported, we repeatedly simulated a virus with similar features, correctly predicting many human behaviors later observed during the pandemic.

Keywords

pathogens, viruses, outbreaks, pandemic response, Operation Outbreak, simulation, education, epidemiological models, prediction, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.cell.2020.08.042

Source

Colubri A, Kemball M, Sani K, Boehm C, Mutch-Jones K, Fry B, Brown T, Sabeti PC. Preventing Outbreaks through Interactive, Experiential Real-Life Simulations. Cell. 2020 Sep 17;182(6):1366-1371. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.08.042. Epub 2020 Sep 2. PMID: 32905783. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cell

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32905783

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