The DLSPH is a co-supporter of #HowsMyFlattening, an open and transparent collaboration initiative that monitors Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s an interdisciplinary team of volunteers — including physicians, data scientists, engineers and designers — that curates data and produces an interactive visual dashboard that supports decision-making in government, hospitals and the public.
Each day, the #HowsMyFlattening team analyzes and publicly posts:
- Travel patterns
- Hospital capacity
- Effects of public health restriction and lifting decisions
- New cases
To help predict where the pandemic is going, the team is working to add new data, including:
- Distance people travel away from their homes
- Job postings
- Volume of emergency calls for food and shelter
#HowsMyFlattening is co-led by Professor Laura Rosella with Trillium Health Partner’s Dr. Ben Fine and IHPME Adjunct Professor and alumni Ali Vahit Esenoy. It is supported by several DLSPH and IHPME students and alumni, including: Farbod Abolhassani, Marilise Kassouf, Isha Berry, Francisco Lee, Jean-Paul R Soucy, Emmalin Buajitti, Vinyas Harish and Andrew Lam. Several DLSPH Professors serve as advisors, including: Professors Adalsteinn Brown, David Fisman and Ashleigh Tuite.
For more information about #HowsMyFlattening and to become a supporter or collaborator, contact the team here.