Qin Li has been working with other researchers here at the UW to combat coronavirus. She is part of a group of researchers, led by UW Geography Professor Song Gao, using cell phone tracking data to model traveling and the spread of the coronavirus. Li will use the team’s data to inform mathematical models of the spread of COVID-19.
“We want people to take action to further prevent or mitigate the threat of the virus,” Gao says. “Our development of a COVID-19 spread model will be community-centered, which incorporates community responses into both the model development and the model interpretation process.”