Science Colloquium: The epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ohio: lessons from the field

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:30pm

Location: Zoom (Register at

Presented by:
Abigail Norris Turner, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Abstract: This presentation will review the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ohio, including the populations at highest risk, the continued role of testing for understanding disease prevalence and incidence, updates on vaccination hesitancy and roll-out, and equity concerns related to the differential impacts of the pandemic in Ohio. The presentation will also describe unique challenges to the collection of high-quality population-level COVID-19 data in Ohio, as experienced during a statewide prevalence project implemented in July 2020.