Trusted Pandemic Technologies: Tracing, Testing, and Vaccines

Vaccine Conference Agenda

The MIT Program for Trusted Pandemic Technologies helps public health professionals rapidly overcome the challenges they encounter as they engage citizens as active participants in digital solutions to fight COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Initially, the program focused on helping state public health officials design and deploy exposure notification and digital contact tracing for COVID-19. Subsequent initiatives include work to integrate digital solutions for COVID-19 testing and vaccination into digital exposure notification solutions and predictive modeling to help us, as a society, better prepare for future pandemics.

Congressman Bill Foster
Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis

The foundational belief of the program is that when it comes to engaging citizens in a quest for the common good, especially public health, trust at all levels and among all participants is mandatory for success.

The biggest challenges in designing digital solutions that engage citizens are human and societal, as well as, technological. Solutions, therefore, require tight collaboration among experts from a variety of disciplines including information science, public health, biotechnology, behavioral economics, and public policy.

Guided by our foundational belief, the Program for Trusted Pandemic Technologies functions as an open and neutral venue for partners from government, academia, and industry to advance basic knowledge as well as accelerate the practical application of that knowledge to solutions that save lives and reduce human suffering.


Anuradha Gupta

Deputy CEO at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Bruce Gellin

President, Global Immunization at Sabin Vaccine Institute

Josh Sharfstein

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Susan Blumenthal

Former US Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health

Shirley Bergin

COO/CMO, Executive Director and Producer, The TEDMED Foundation (TEDMED)

Lawrence Gostin

Director at WHO Center on Public Health & Human Rights and Chaired Professor at Georgetown University

Dakota Gruener

ID2020 Executive Director

Colin Raney

CMO at PillPack

Jagjit Dhaliwal

Deputy CIO, Los Angeles

David Cardenas

CIO, Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health

James Rathmell

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Nicholas St. Fleur

Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at STAT

Daniel B Larremore

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Mike Judd

CDC, Lead, COVID-19 Exposure Notification Initiative

Vince Munoz

Guam, Managing Partner Next Generation LLC

Christopher Longhurst

CIO and Associate CMO at UC San Diego Health

Steph Hannon

Google, Senior Director of Project Management

Randy Marsden

Apple, Special Projects Manager

Wendy-Kay Logan, Google

Google EN Express App

Corey Mercy

North Carolina

Jeff Stover

Virginia, Director, Health Informatics & Integrated Surveillance Systems

Suresh Soundararajan

Chief Information Officer, Virginia Department of Health

Larus Jim

SwissCovid and DP3T

Rajesh Pillai

Alabama, Systems Analyst Architect

Brian Rivers

Alabama, AVP-Chief Technology Officer

Sue Feldman

Director and Professor. Graduate Programs in Health Informatics

Jeff Day


Nate Yohannes


Lina Martensson


Paresh Dave


Sam Zimmerman

CTO, Pathcheck Foundation

Wendy Seltzer


Thomas Kingsley

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Suraj Kapa

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Luca Ferretti

Big Data Institute
Author of most-cited digital contact tracing paper from the University of Oxford

Landon Cox


Kevin Esvelt

Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab

John Halamka

President of Mayo Clinic Platform

Jeff Jaffe


Don Rucker

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Adam Berrey

PathCheck Foundation, President

James Joshi


David Eaves

Harvard Kennedy School

Omid Sadjadi

NIST BlueTooth Challenge

Gary Hatke

MIT Lincoln Labs

Marc Zissman

MIT Lincoln Labs

Peko Hosoi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tate Ryan-Mosley

MIT Tech Review

Congressman Bill Foster

Chair of Taskforce on AI and Congressional Hearing on Contact Tracing

Lily Tsai

Ford Professor of Political Science and Director of MIT GOV/LAB

David Kong

Director, Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Ramesh Raskar

Professor, MIT Media Lab

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