“Has the School of Public Health in Bloomington played any role in the COVID-19 outbreak? If so, what? Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is always in the news.”
The Indiana State Depatment of Health is partnering with the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI on a study that hopes to capture the true spread of COVID-19 in the state.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says the study, over the course of several months, will test thousands of Hoosiers for the virus.
Box says the study will help direct the state's short- and long-term responses to the pandemic.
The Bloomington School of Public Health has also made faculty readily available to the community to offer advice on the virus. In fact, Professor Ana Bento was a recent panelist on WFIU’s Noon Edition when we updated listeners on the coronavirus.