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Utah Health & Economic Recovery Outreach

Watch our latest update from the Utah Health and Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) Project.

The Utah COVID-19 project will provide rapid information to decision-makers regarding COVID-19, or coronavirus, infection rates.
The goal is to help Utah’s citizens and economy return to normal in a safe and informed way.

The HERO Project currently has two initiatives:

Community-Based Testing

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School Testing

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Who We Are

Utah’s Health & Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) Project is sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget as a way to accurately determine how much COVID-19 has spread in Utah without testing every person in the state.

The data gathered from the project will inform decision-makers in the state as they work to help keep residents safe.

Mission

The Utah COVID-19 project will provide rapid information to decision-makers regarding COVID-19, or coronavirus, infection rates. The goal is to help Utah’s citizens and economy return to normal in a safe and informed way. Staffed by the Hope Corps.

Purpose

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 and reengaging in social and economic life requires transitioning from social distancing to a testing system that provides accurate information. This project will help identify:

  1. The current rate of infection in Utah and changes in infection rates including undetected and asymptomatic cases
  2. Range of symptoms for individuals with COVID-19
  3. Improvements in detection rates

Meet our Team

Stephen C. Alder, PhD

TSH Morton Endowed Professor and Special Advisor for West Africa, Health Ecologist

Adam Looney, PhD

Professor, Economics and Executive Director of the Eccles Institute for Economic and Quantitative Analysis

Matt Samore, MD

Professor, Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Epidemiology

Andrew T. Pavia, MD

Professor, Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Julio Delgado, MD, MS

Chief Medical Officer/Director of Laboratories, Professor of Pathology, University of Utah

Tom Green, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology and Chief of Division of Biostatistics

Michael L. Good, MD

CEO, University of Utah Health, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine

Taylor Randall, MBA, PhD

Dean, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business

Adam L. Hersh, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases

Krow Ampofo, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases