COVID-19 Resources & Response

The COVID-19 Pandemic is one of the most significant zoonotic events in human history.  In addition to the devastating loss of human life, the pandemic has profoundly disrupted economies, altered how we emotionally interact and comfort each other, and pushed disease modelers and other researchers to find solutions that will help policy makers and civic and industrial leaders guide us in an uncertain world.


The CEID is committed to creating and disseminating world-class models that demonstrate where the pandemic is spreading, and why. Our COVID-19 Portal houses these models, which are updated daily by the Coronavirus Working Group. As our research continues, we will update this portal with the forecasts and analysis that will help guide us through the COVID-19 pandemic and safeguard against future emerging disease threats.


Please contact us if we can be a resource, if you have questions about our research, or if you’re interested in how you can support research on COVID-19 and emerging infectious diseases.



CEID FY20 Annual Report

The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases is proud to report on our activities and accomplishments from FY20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) […]


New model highlights continued COVID-19 risks

A new model posted by the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases shows that the pandemic is not slowing down in the United States. Unlike other COVID-19 mathematical models, the CEID’s model ties together three social distancing scenarios and hard-to-measure interventions like hand washing and wearing a face covering to […]


Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

Results provide insight for public health policymakers fighting COVID-19 Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Controlling COVID-19 has presented public health policymakers with a […]


Migration shapes patterns of disease transmission

Long-distance animal migrations can trigger relapse of dormant infections, influencing when and where infection risk peaks, according to research by alumnus Dan Becker, PhD ’17, and Asst. Prof. Richard Hall. Read more here.  Photo: A rusty blackbird typically migrates from northern Canada to the United States for winter. Photo provided […]


Opportunities for Graduate Students: Spillover of Ebola & Other Filoviruses

Positions for graduate students are available as part of a multi-year project funded through 2025 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The goal of the project is to better understand drivers of spillover of Ebolavirus and other African filoviruses along ecological boundaries. You can read more about the project here. […]

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