Boutilier collaborating on data-driven COVID-19 surveillance system

// Industrial & Systems Engineering

Photo of Justin Boutilier working with student

Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier works with a student. Note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted course formats and campus operations. Credit: Renee Meiller.

Justin Boutilier, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, is lending his expertise in predictive analytics and machine learning to a new effort to develop an advanced surveillance system to identify future waves of COVID-19 and responsive training for frontline healthcare workers in Wisconsin.

The project, funded through a COVID-19 Response Grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), is a collaboration between the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine in the SMPH, UW Health and the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

Manish Shah, a professor of emergency medicine, is leading the project, which will leverage data from electronic health records and use modern data science techniques and predictive analytics to reveal actionable insights into the nature of COVID-19 cases at a local level. The data can also prompt targeted training for healthcare workers on the newest treatments and ensure sufficient staffing.

For more information, visit the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine’s website.

Author: Staff