About The Corps

Our Mission

The mission of the Boston University Epidemiology COVID-19 Response Corps (COVID Corps) is to provide clinicians, public health professionals, policymakers, and the public at large with research-based guidance to support practices that protect all people from COVID-19. We pursue this mission by conducting independent epidemiologic research, developing and disseminating informational materials based on current scientific knowledge and existing policy, and collaborating with community partners to identify and address informational gaps related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Values

COVID Corps approaches its work by bringing together students, faculty members, other BU community members, and external partners. We focus in particular on addressing the needs of communities that bear the largest burdens from the pandemic, especially Black and Indigenous communities and other communities of color, individuals with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions, older adults, and essential workers, as well as the intersections of these communities. Our leaders, mentors, and members commit to open-source, accessible, and culturally-humble research and messaging products, and to working with and promoting the voices of minoritized scholars and community partners.