The SAFER student team, led by Kristen Pogreba-Brown in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, investigates positive COVID-19 cases to mitigate its spread and learn more about the risk factors.As the numbers of reported cases continue to climb, state and county public health departments are responsible for conducting all case investigations for confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and the University of Arizona has jumped in to help.
The University is working closely with the Pima County Health Department to handle reported positive cases. Students in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health who are part of the Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response (SAFER) team are investigating new cases of COVID-19 to support the County’s effort to slow the spread of the virus and direct resources.
Kristen Pogreba-Brown, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, leads the SAFER team. The SAFER program not only supports county and state agencies in the fight against disease, it also provides vital training for students who will become the public health leaders of the future.
Innovative Solutions: A Virtual Call Center for COVID-19 Response
Learn about the “virtual” call center that Pogreba-Brown established in record time working in close collaboration with Information Technology experts at the University of Arizona. They launched the call center on the Amazon Connect platform. https://it.arizona.edu/amazon-connect-safer-solution
Public Health Students Answer Calls to State COVID-19 Hotline
Learn how SAFER students volunteered to support a COVID-19 phone hotline for the State of Arizona: https://healthsciences.arizona.edu/connect/features/college-public-health-serving-front-lines-covid-19-response
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