COVID CRISIS LAB Seminar Series 2022 — Fall edition
Daniela Paolotti, "Participatory surveillance in the time of COVID-19"
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed the light on the necessity of responsive and adequate surveillance systems to detect disease outbreaks and accurately monitor disease circulation among the general population. Traditional surveillance systems usually relies on healthcare providers and generally suffers from reporting lags that prevent immediate response plans. Participatory surveillance, a digital approach whereby individuals voluntarily monitor and report on their own health status via Web-based surveys, has emerged in the past decade to complement traditional data collections approaches. This talk will describe the experience of Influenzanet, a Europe-wide network of Web-based platforms for participatory surveillance of Influenza-like Illness and COVID-19 and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and, in a way, enhanced the capabilities of this approach.
Daniela Paolotti is a Senior Research Scientist at ISI Foundation, in Turin, Italy. She is part of the Data Science for Social Impact Research Area. She has a background in Physics (Bsc, MSc, Ph.D.). Her work has a strong interdisciplinary approach. For more than ten years, she has been working on applying tools from complex systems and networks science, applied mathematics, computer science, data science, behavioral sciences to study disease spreading from an epidemiological as well as social point of view. Since 2008, Daniela has been developing and coordinating a Europe-wide network of Web-based platforms for participatory surveillance of Influenza-like Illness.
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