This dashboard uses a host of factors — everything from the relative age of the population to the number of nearby hospital beds and staff — to determine which counties are best prepared for an outbreak and which might need more help.
This is a dashboard that includes confirmed cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty, recovery levels, and global deaths.
This resource is a webinar series exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact.
The COVID-19 tool provides learning resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public for the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This resource discusses the nearly 100 academic journals, societies, institutes, and companies and their commitment to make research and data on COVID-19 freely available.
Included in this resource are COVID-19 related topics such as news, event biases, handling corrections, and engaging with the public.
This resource discusses Coronavirus experts being swamped with reading submissions, in which they’re working through as quickly as possible.
This article critically evaluates early and emerging data, and introduces a new model of mortality and COVID-19 admissions.
This article discusses the COVID-19 outbreak and it’s impact on the journals department world.
The work of researchers around the world and academic journals are adjusting their expectations for what and how they publish.
This topic covers the topic of the COVID-19 movement having the potential to gather pace as researchers discover more respectful ways of communicating, collaborating and publishing.
Never before, scientists say, have so many of the world’s researchers focused so urgently on a single topic. Nearly all other research has ground to a halt.
This resource discusses a deluge of poor quality research sabotaging an effective evidence based response.
Discussed in this tool is the subject of the pandemic worsening the longstanding sexist and racist inequalities in science pushing many women to say ‘I’m done’.
Experts discuss the integrity benefits of remote assessment via tech and change in attitudes outweighing the drawbacks.
BSU Co-Authored Publications
This paper finds a statistically and economically significant association between in-person voting and the spread of COVID-19 two to three weeks after the election. The results offer estimates of the potential increased costs of in-person voting during a pandemic.
Erik T. Nesson & Paul S. Niekamp: Department of Economics, Ball State University
[Cotti, C. D., Engelhardt, B., Foster, J., Nesson, E. T., & Niekamp, P. S. (2020). The Relationship between In-Person Voting, Consolidated Polling Locations, and Absentee Voting on COVID-19: Evidence from the Wisconsin Primary (No. w27187). National Bureau of Economic Research. Available online at: https://www.nber.org/papers/w27187]
This paper presents evidence that travel by college students, identified by the timing of university spring breaks, contributed to the local spread of COVID-19. Results of the research suggest that universities have a unique capacity to reduce local COVID-19 spread by altering academic calendars to limit university student travel.
Paul S. Niekamp: Department of Economics, Ball State University
[Mangrum, D., & Niekamp, P. (2020). College Student Contribution to Local COVID-19 Spread: Evidence from University Spring Break Timing.
Available at SSRN 3606811. Available online at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3606811]
This study focuses on one component, the risk to individual occupations of the Social Distancing now recommended by the CDC in the case of a local COVID-19 outbreak.
Michael J. Hicks, Dagney G. Faulk & Srikant Devaraj: Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
[Hicks, M. J., Faulk, D., & Devaraj, S. (2020). Occupational Exposure to Social Distancing: A Preliminary Analysis using O* NET Data.
Available online at: https://projects.cberdata.org/reports/SocialDistanceEffects-20200313.pdf]
This paper focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic eliminating some of the structural barriers to sharing domestic work-particularly for men- as many adults are now working from home.
Richard J. Petts: Department of Sociology, Ball State University
[Carlson, D. L., Petts, R., & Pepin, J. R. (2020, May 6). US Couples’ Divisions of Housework and Childcare during COVID-19 Pandemic. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/jy8fn]
This paper argues that global health crises are also information crises.
Youfa Wang: Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University
[Xie, B., He, D., Mercer, T., Wang, Y., Wu, D., Fleischmann, K. R., … & Lee, M. K. (2020). Global health crises are also information crises: A call to action.
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Available online at: https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/asi.24357]
This editorial explores and redefines the major determinants of global public health to prevent future pandemics.
Jagdish Khubchandani: Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University
[Khubchandani, J., et. al. (2020) Ebola, Zika, Corona…What Is Next for Our World? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 17, 3171.
Available online at: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/9/3171 ]