Headshot of Debra Laefer

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) podcast examines NYU CUSP Professor Debra Laefer’s research on using geospatial data to pioneer a more accurate and effective tool for the COVID-19 pandemic: 3D virus mapping.

For more information on Professor Laefer’s research with NYU School of Global Public Health Assistant Professor Thomas Kirchner, please click here.

his research will provide new types of data related to human behavior when leaving healthcare facilities, in terms of where people go nearby and how they physically interact with the environment, such as what they touch and for how long. The project will immediately generate publicly available data that could be critical for modeling virus-based outbreaks, including predicting further community transmission during the current COVID-19 pandemic.