COVID-19 Research

Public health researchers at the Division of Population Health Sciences are conducting a range of research activities to better understand the impact of Covid-19 in Alaska, as well as to examine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention measures. Further research products will be added here as they are published. 

Assessment of Two Covid-19 Models to Guide Community Intervention Policies in Anchorage and Alaska

Updated as of March 25, 2020

This report predicts that the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the Anchorage/Mat-Su area and Alaska will rise exponentially between March and September 2020. However, current and additional mitigation measures put in place on March 28, 2020 are likely to "flatten the curve" and buy additional time for preparation. Read the full report here. 

Covid-19 Survey in the Municipality of Anchorage: Highlights

Published May 21, 2020

This document highights findings from a Covid-19 survey that was conducted in partnership with the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research and the UAA College of Arts and Sciences. The survey was designed to assess knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and behaviors related to the pandemic among adults in the Municipality of Anchorage. The full report will be published soon. Explore the highlighted findings here.

Whitepaper reports to the Municipality of Anchorage

Published May 11 - 15, 2020

A series of publications focusing on specific areas in which the pandemic has impacted Anchorage and its residents, with recommendations for monitoring further impacts and potential responses/interventions. 

Regional Comparison of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Covid-19

Published June 14, 2020

This report compares community mitigation strategies in Anchorage, the state of Alaska, and other cities, states and countries around the world. The report also examines trends in mobility and in Covid-19 infection rates in those locations, and makes recommendations about promoting mitigation strategies that can reduce the spread of infection. Read the report here.