With the support of the Sabeti Lab, we have built Lookout a tool for pathogen detection, tracking, and response:
In its original instantiation, Lookout paired COVID-19 specific data (ex: testing, viral sequencing, wastewater) with institution information (ex: work and recreational teams, floorplans, schedules, etc.) to empower any sized health and safety or contact tracing team to better understand and make decisions around their data.
Part of our core focus from the beginning was finding ways to integrate traditional contact tracing and response information with cutting edge viral genomic and multiplex testing information. In our deployment at Colorado Mesa University, response staff could see which lineages were spreading on campus, as well as how many cases were inter-community spread versus new introductions and tailor their response based on that information if needed.
In continuing our development on Lookout, we have expanded it to track the spread and contact tracing information for any pathogen. As we’ve moved into working with multiple diseases, we’ve worked on both data standardization, as well as continuing to build out pathogen-specific views tailored to the different types of tracking and response. We’ve built a robust API for integrating and updating data into the system.
More about Lookout's role in the COVID-19 response at Colorado Mesa University can be found here.