Tatiane Santos, PhD, MPH

The Wharton School @ UPenn
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Postdoctoral Fellow

COVID-19 Related Work

CSPH COVID-19 Modeling Group. Core member overseeing data collection, analysis, and reporting on hospital capacity and local health department contact tracing workforce and technical capacity. The group is directly advising the CO Department of Public Health and Environment and Governor Jared Polis.

Co-Investigator: COVID-19 Working Group for Public Health and Social Sciences Research. Supported by the National Science Foundation-funded Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network and the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. Develop and administer survey to understand local health department workforce and technical capacity for contract tracing in CO. Survey was collaboratively developed with the CO Association of Local Public Health Officials, state health department and other key local stakeholders. Report will inform state and local contact tracing efforts in coordination with Governor Jared Polis’ appointed Innovation Response Team.

Project Director: CSPH COVID-19 Website development: Reaching to Communities to Inform About the COVID-19 Epidemic. Leading the development of a website and spin-off tolls that will reach key decision-makers in CO at state and local levels, and Coloradans generally. The website will feature county-level dashboards with information on community demographics, socio-economic and health indicators, economic activity, COVID-19 epidemic indicators, human mobility, and regionalized epidemic models.

Research Interests:

Public health services and systems research specific to policies and reimbursement reforms that encourage institutions in the health care and governmental public health sectors to align efforts to improve population health

Cross-sectorial collaboration and its impact on community health and efficient allocation of resources; especially as it relates to nonprofit hospital collaboration with local health departments; and accountable care organizations

Contact: santost@wharton.upenn.edu