COVID-19 DIAGNOSTICS COMMONS SUMMARY REPORT Authors: Mara G. Aspinall, Principal Investigator Nathaniel L. Wade, Co-Principal Investigator July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
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Summary Table of Contents 2 Executive summary 4 Testimonials 6 COVID-19 Testing Commons 8 COVID-19 Workplace Commons 10 Case studies 12 Taking back control during COVID-19 webinar series 16 Testing Technology Trends (T3) blog
The Arizona State University (ASU) COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, has grown to be one of the most trusted educational resources in the COVID era. Our shared goal, democratizing COVID information, was clearly achieved. The ASU COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons (COVID Commons) was launched mid 2020 and continues strong today. We believe that we achieved all of the goals of our Rockefeller Foundation grant – most importantly to disseminate vital fact-based information about COVID tests and testing.
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ASUCovidCommons.com is the landing page for users to access the various initiatives within the COVID Commons including Workplace Commons, Testing Commons, T3 Blog, Taking Back Control Webinars. COVID-19 Testing Commons is the one-stop, comprehensive source for information about COVID-19 tests on the market and in development worldwide. It currently profiles more than 2,600 tests.
is an interactive community using benchmark survey responses from over 1,000 companies worldwide. This initiative has been in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF).
is a blog featuring short analyses of a variety of relevant COVID-19 diagnostics related topics including wastewater testing, airborne virus particle transmission, and test accuracy.
Taking Back Control, has hosted eight webinars covering all aspects of COVID-19 from variants, vaccines, workplace trends, to the reopening of schools.
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“All awardees have been directed by the NIH Coordination and Data Collections Center to the ASU College of Health Solutions COVID-19 Diagnostic Commons website to find their COVID-19 test of choice. I wanted to let you know that I have found the website established by the ASU College of Health Solutions to be fantastic and a great resource for the world in the fight against the pandemic.” – Assistant dean and professor at an academic medical center
“Incredibly helpful to have all of this detailed data in one place.” – K-12 parent
“Your interactive report is easy to use and great information!” – State department of health
“This is my go-to resource for COVID testing.” – State department of health
“TestingCommons.com has been an invaluable resource to my team here and has helped inform our contributions to the pandemic policy response in the UK and the countries we directly support. Thank you and your team for all the work you continue to do in this space.” – Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
“Testing Commons is officially my new favorite site.” – Diagnostic test company “Consolidated source for useful COVID data about testing.” – Venture capital firm
“After seeing Testing Commons - we realized that we did not need half of our market analysis team!”
“We found the information to be very interesting and would like to understand more about what companies are doing by industry, specifically regarding testing.”
– Large diagnostic firm
– Global research institute
Testing Commons TestingCommons.com Overview TestingCommons.com is a one-stop, comprehensive source for information on over 2,600 COVID-19 tests worldwide. TestingCommons.com is the most complete global database of COVID tests, both on the market and in research and development. Users can search by multiple parameters including test type, technology, regulatory status, country of origin, and more. This project is a result of a strong collaborative partnership with ASU Decision Theater. TestingCommons.com is also available on The National Institutes of Health’s RADx-UP website to help underserved populations get access to COVID-19 testing.
26,000 Page Views
https://radx-up.org/covid-19-testing-commons/ The National Institutes of Health’s RADx-UP website featuring Testing Commons
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Users who said they are likely to return
Workplace Commons ASUWorkplaceCommons.com Overview To make the results accessible to all, we built an innovative, interactive back-to-workplace data ashboard that enables survey data to be sorted by industry sectors and geography. The dashboard includes 9 searchable parameters (Case Studies, Testing, Contract Tracing, Vaccination, Employee Wellbeing, Future of Work, Pandemic Response, Preparedness, Financial Impact)
ASUWorkplaceCommons.com was created in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and ASU Decision Theater. The central resource for the community is an Employer Survey titled Keeping Workers Well. Each of the three surveys contained more than 100 questions within 7 categories including facility/company location and industry sector, testing, vaccination, contact tracing, workplace policies, employee wellbeing, and pandemic response, preparedness, and impact.
1,500+ Media mentions
2.1 B Audience reach
The Workplace Commons Report, Facing Uncertainty: The Challenges of COVID-19 in the Workplace. Press citings include coverage from Health Affairs, National Geographic, Washington Post, and an exclusive feature in The New York Times. The Workplace Commons Report, Back to the Workplace: Are we there yet? Key Insights from Employers. Press citings including coverage from ABC, CNBC, CNN, Forbes Magazine, Fox, NBC, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. How Work Has Changed: The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on the Workplace.
ack to the Workplace: Are we there yet? Key Insights from Employers One Year Into the Pandemic
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Case Studies https://chs.asu.edu/diagnostics-commons/workplace-commons
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The COVID-19 Workplace Commons: Keeping Workers Well initiative leverages WEF’s platform, networks and global convening ability to collect, refine and share strategies for returning to – and remaining in – the workplace safely as part of the broader COVID-19 recovery. We have featured 15 employer case studies to date.
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Companies North America 1. Visby Medical 2. Avellino 3. University of South Dakota 4. Dow 5. Terex Corporation 6. Perkin Elmer
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Africa 7. 54 Gene Europe 8. Yara International 9. Merck KG&A 10. Ada Health 11. SAP SE Asia 12. Koc Holdings 13. Riyad Bank 14. Infosys 15. SOS International
Taking Back Control During COVID-19 Webinar Series https://chs.asu.edu/diagnosticscommons/webinars Overview Given the unparalleled health and economic threats brought on by COVID-19, sharing information and best practices is more important than ever. We have hosted eight public webinars in our Taking Back Control During COVID-19 webinar series.
Taking Back Control During COVID-19 Webinar Titles/Topics
COVID-19 Information Overload: Taking Back Control
COVID-19: Impact on Health & Wellbeing of our Employees
Leading Innovation Through Uncertain Times
Leaders Implementing Data Driven Decisions
Roadmap to Reopening K-12 Schools
Global Perspectives on COVID Variants, Vaccines and Testing
Back to the Workplace: Key Pandemic Insights from Employers
COVID Diagnostics Commons: Surviving the Last Lap and Planning for What’s Next
Taking Back Control During COVID-19 Webinar Series Panelists Alex Alonso Chief Knowledge Officer, Society for Human Resource Management
Trent Burner VP of Research, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Mara G. Aspinall Professor of Practice, Arizona State University
Michael M. Crow President of Arizona State University
Alex Alonso, PhD Chief Knowledge Officer, Society of Human Resource Professionals
Melea Atkins Health, economic and COVID-19 policy consultant, COVID-19 Response Advisors
John Dony Senior Director Thought Leadership, National Safety Council
Dr. Steven D. Freedman Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Chief of the Division of Translational Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Melea Atkins, MBA Managing Director, Health, Economic, & Public Affairs COVID-19 Policy Consultant
Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Division of Translational Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Tamsin Berry Partner, Population Health Partners, Former Director, Office for Life Sciences, UK Dept of Health and Social Care
Larry Gadea Founder and CEO, Envoy
Rick Bright Senior Vice President of Pandemic Prevention and Response, The Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Nancy Gagliano Core lead, RADx Tech
Mayor Kate Gallego City of Phoenix
Deepak Nath President, Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers
Suzanna Jemsby Head of School, Washington International School
Ranga Sampath Chief Scientific Officer, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
Jason Kelly Chief Executive Officer, Ginkgo BioWorks
Dr. Rajiv J. Shah President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Mike Magee Chief Executive Officer, Chiefs for Change
Roger Steen Emergency Response, Yara International
Dr. Mark McClellan Director, Duke Margolis Center and Former Commissioner of the FDA
Dr. Alan Tennenberg Fellow, World Economic Forum
Dr. William Morice Professor and chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic President, Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Manny Valenzuela Superintendent, Sahuarita Unified School District
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Testing Technology Trends (T3) Blog https://chs.asu.edu/diagnostics-commons/blog Overview Testing Technology Trends (T3) is a blog featuring short analyses of relevant COVID-19 topics Topics
Dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace: Planning for employee safety and outbreak prevention
Viral load and Ct values – How do we use quantitative PCR quantitatively?
Interpretation of SARS-CoV-2 Immune Response Tests
How worried should we be about newly emerging strains of SARS CoV2?
COVID-19 primarily infects its victims via expired breath – so why are we not using breath to detect it?
All eyes on Israel and Brazil
The COVID pandemic: Testing and disparities
School system leadership in an almost impossible era
The Future of Testing for COVID Immunity
Authors Mara G. Aspinall Saja El Yaacoub Nichole Eshelman Dr. James Everhart Dr. Steven Freedman Genie Joseph
Dr. Nancy Galiano Dr. Jonathan Quick Dr. L. Gayani Tillekeratne Carl Yamashiro Rachael Fleurence Dr. Krishna Juluru
Matthew McMahon Dr. William Morice Manuel Valenzuela Andrew Weitz
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics: A moving target
Pooling test samples: How and when it works.
COVID-19 testing: Going to the dogs?
Say Yes! COVID Test; The COVID pandemic
The good, the bad, and the ugly of COVID-19 superspreaders.
Ghosts in the Air: The lesson learned from a bus trip.
COVID-19 Test Accuracy: When is too much of a good thing bad? https://chs. asu.edu/diagnostics-commons/blog/ the-lesson-learned-from-a-bus-trip
Wastewater testing for COVID-19 hotspot detection: What’s the scoop on poop?
ASU / Rockefeller Experts
Melea Atkins Health, economic and COVID-19 policy consultant, COVID-19 Response Melea Atkins, MBAAdvisors Health, Economic, & COVID-19 Policy Consultant
Manny Valenzuela Superintendent, Sahuarita Unified School District Manny Valenzuela, EdD Superintendent, Sahuarita Unified School District
Dr. William Morice Professor and chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic President, Mayo Clinic William Morice, MD Laboratories Professor and Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic and President, Mayo Clinic Labs
Dr. Steven D. Freedman Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine,Harvard Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine, Medical School; Chief Division of Chief of the Division of Translational Research, Beth Translational Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Nancy Gagliano Core lead, RADx Tech Nancy Gagliano, MD, MBA Core Lead, RADX Tech 18
New initiatives EvidenceCommons.com ConnectToTest.com
New initiatives EvidenceCommons.com The first interactive national repository of information on COVID-19 test research.
The COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons resulted in new collaborations and initiatives. The two new initiatives facilitate and improve decision making for researchers, companies, and individuals by providing knowledge and information about COVID tests.
New initiatives ConnectToTest.com Was developed in collaboration with When To Test and Project N95. Connect to Test is a tool to help organizations and individuals find the right COVID-19 tests for their unique needs. This online tool locates available tests and directs consumers to Project N95 and Google Marketplace where they are able to purchase tests individually or in bulk.
Connect to Test is a new tool that helps organizations and individuals find the right COVID-19 tests for their unique needs. Online tool to locate and purchase available tests from
Developed in collaboration with
About the team https://chs.asu.edu/diagnostics-commons/about Principle Investigators
Nathaniel L. Wade, PhD Executive Director and Assistant Research Professor, ASU College of Health Solutions
Mara G. Aspinall, MBA Professor of Practice, ASU College of Health Solutions
Our team would like to thank The Rockefeller Foundation for their support of this initiative.
ASU College of Health Solutions Dr. Brandon M. Henry* Physician, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
*Top 10 most prolific COVID researchers
Dr. Sarah Igoe Research Professional Julie Krell Senior Director of Marketing and Event Solutions Deanna Johnson Mullican Graphic Designer Principal
Katie Cannon Alumni Relations Coordinator
Sarah Miller Web Associate
Jonathan Kurka Senior Research Analyst
Monica Lovato Project Manager
Kym Levesque Marketing Content Manager
Kelly Krause Media and Communications Manager
Carl Yamashiro Clinical Associate Professor
Jane Crane Events/Admin Program Coordinator
Leo Pardo Digital Marketing Manager
ASU Decision Theater Jon Miller Director
Ashish Padakannaya Student Employee
Krishna Prasad Kesani Student Employee
Erzhena Soktoeva UX Design Lead
Fangwu Wei Assistant Research Scientist and Data Scientist
Swaminathan Balachandran Student Employee
Lokeshwar Dasa Gangadhar Gupta Student Employee Rahul Santhosh Kumar Varma Student Employee Sri Kandala Manager and Research Scientist
DeAnn Fedyski Project Coordinator Ramesh Gorantla Software Development Lead Pranathi Pantham Software Development Lead
Ana Hernandez Graphic Designer
World Economic Forum Genya Dana Head of Healthcare Transformation
Cameron Fox Project Specialist, Precision Medicine
Ishrat Lallmamode Student Employee Sravani Gandla Student Employee Kayleigh Steele Student Employee Avinash Bhojwani Student Employee
ASU COVID Commons Initiatives https://ASUcovidcommons.com
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