Rebecca Smith on UIUC SHIELD success study

June 09, 2022

UIUC News: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Associate Professor Rebecca Smith, who received DTI funding for COVID-19 research in 2020, was among the authors of a June 2022 paper evaluating UIUC’s “SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell” response to the initial COVID-19 breakout.

“We don’t know what would have happened in Champaign-Urbana if we didn’t do this, but if we look at similar communities that have large universities, large student populations, we overperformed by a lot,” said epidemiologist Rebecca L. Smith, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and SHIELD team member.

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