CDC Invests $26m in Advanced Outbreak Forecasting and Analytics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the investment of $26 million in funding to develop next-generation infectious disease forecasting and analytics.

Under the investment, $21 million will support research and development of advanced infectious disease models and tools. Funding will support three years of work at five leading academic institutions: University of Albany, State University of New York; Johns Hopkins University; Stanford University; the University of Utah; and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

$5 million will also support collaborations with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy to further advance federal infectious disease modeling capabilities. Funds will support rapid-response research projects and provide high performance computing resources.

Funding for these investments was provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Additional information from the CDC is available here.