- The Network will organize EOC-level expert panel reviews (EPR) for some thematic research projects in general, and COVID-19 modeling in particular. These EPRs will be similar to the decision making process at a typical public health EOC Center (EOC). Network members not participating in the project and experts outside the MfPH network will be brought together with decision makers and relevant end-users to test if thematic project outcomes can be incorporated into public health decision making processes. The first year will focus on: 1) examining how the EOC at different public health agencies were activated and operated during the pandemic; 2) how decisions were made, publicized and so on; 3) developing sample standard exercise scenarios based on the current situation for future training and applications.
Lead: Ali Asgary (York University, Toronto)
Team members: David Fisman, Amy Greer, Nathaniel Osgood, Ashleigh Tuite, Jianhong Wu