Florida Blue Supports USF Epidemiologist’s Innovative Efforts to Track COVID-19

Nov. 9, 2020

University of South Florida College of Public Health Professor Edwin Michael’s arrival on campus coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an innovative system he’d built to track and predict disease outbreaks its debut amid a global crisis with severe statewide implications.

Now, the pandemic forecasting system has earned support from Florida Blue, forging a relationship between this innovative new effort and Florida’s leading health insurer as it works to provide better care for its members and the communities it serves.

Florida Blue has given $100,000 to the USF Foundation to support the SEIRcast COVID-19 Forecasting & Planning Portal, which provides daily unique, locally applicable epidemic forecasts. Read More