The Center for Transmission of Airborne Pathogens (C-TAP) at Emory University is an interdisciplinary group that combines expertise across disciplines to understand the spread of respiratory viruses and bacteria between people. ECDS partnered with C-TAP to build a website for the team to showcase their work and engage with the public and other researchers. Digital Publication Specialist Dr. Bailey Betik designed their new site, which offers a snapshot of the projects being undertaken, ways in which the public and commercial partners can get involved, and a forum for contacting C-TAP researchers to get information about how germs spread through the air and simple strategies to keep yourself healthy.
“By leveraging multiple disciplines, we are investigating transmission of respiratory pathogens and defining the effectiveness of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical strategies to limit their spread. Our research will enable evidence-based decision-making for stopping the spread of respiratory pathogens.”
The Center for Transmission of Airborne Pathogens (C-TAP) at Emory University combines expertise across disciplines to understand the spread of respiratory viruses and bacteria between people. A primary goal of the group is to test ways of stopping transmission and, in this way, generate experimental evidence that can be used to inform policies to keep the public safe during cold and flu season. CTAP is a collaboration between different departments at Emory Hospital, the School of Medicine, and external partners. It comprises a group of scientists who use interdisciplinary approaches to study and understand all aspects of airborne transmission of pathogens with the ultimate goal of reducing disease. A primary goal of the center is to find innovative ways to stop the transmission of airborne diseases and generate experimental evidence that can be used to inform policies to keep the public safe during cold and flu season.
To learn more about the projects being undertaken by CTAP click the link: https://ctap.emory.edu/ongoing-projects/. If you have any questions about the transmission of airborne pathogens or would like to learn simple strategies to keep yourself healthy, feel free to ask the experts using the CTAP forum: https://ctap.emory.edu/contact-us/.