About The Corps
The Epidemiology COVID-19 Response Corps is designed to bring together students, faculty, and other BU community members to address important epidemiologic issues related to emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19, through research, communication, policy guidance, and the development of best practices. The Epidemiology COVID-19 Response Corps was formed in April 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic, and will continue to provide research and content related to COVID as the pandemic continues.
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.
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.