MSI PI Eva Enns (associate professor, Health Policy and Management) was one of the leaders, along with Shalini Kulasingam (associate professor, Epidemiology), of the modeling team that provided information to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state leadership in their decision to enact a “stay at home” order.
News stories about this model:
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Forecast for Minnesota predicts COVID-19 surge, but fewer deaths, in summer
- St. Paul Pioneer Press: Coronavirus model says Minnesota is saving tens of thousands of lives by staying home
- Fox 9: Developing the COVID-19 model
- KARE-11: What data did Gov. Walz use to predict the coronavirus effect on MN?
Professor Enns uses MSI to support her research into the network structure formed by human interactions influences population health and the implications this has for health interventions.