Data-Driven, Patient-Centered Innovation for Tickborne Diseases
Potential ideas for exploration
- State and Local Data Viz: Lyme disease cases are reported by county and states, yet policy and budget decisions often happen at the level of U.S. Congressional districts, so what innovative maps and extrapolation methods can map case counts to Congressional districts?
- Inclusive Education: Develop Lyme disease prevention and education tools, including inclusive materials for racial and ethnic minorities to recognize the Lyme “bullseye” rash (i.e., erythema migrans or EM) on all skin types.
- Lyme Disease,COVID-19, and Infection-Associated Chronic Illnesses: Adapt COVID-19 technologies and insights, including those from the Long COVID community, for Lyme and tickborne diseases.
- Community Innovation: Transform datasets into novel insights, decision support, digital tools, data visualizations, or other innovations to support patients, aid practitioners, or address socioeconomic and systemic challenges for equitable access to quality care.
- Lyme and Urban Development: Demonstrate how urban green spaces may alter the movement of ticks and hosts and how this might affect Lyme risk for urban and suburban populations.