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Johns Hopkins University

Measuring and Maximizing Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera


This course aims to provide managers and developers of contact tracing programs guidance on the most important indicators of performance of a contact tracing program, and a tool that can be used to project the likely impact of improvements in specific indicators. Students who complete the course will be proficient in using the Contact Tracing Evaluation and Strategic Support Application (ConTESSA) to estimate the impact of their contact tracing program on transmission and strategizing about how to increase their program’s impact. A secondary audience for the course will be decision makers interested in knowing more about the characteristics of effective contact tracing programs, and strategies to improve. The course is designed for individuals who are already leading contact tracing programs who have significant experience with epidemiology and public health. We strongly recommend completing this course on a laptop or a desktop rather than a phone as you’ll need to complete worksheets and open the course and the application simultaneously.


  • Measuring indicators of impact in contact tracing
  • Interactive tool to estimate impact in contact tracing
  • Strategies to increase impact of contact tracing and review of underlying assumptions

Taught by

Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, Emily Gurley, Justin Lessler, PhD, MS, Elizabeth C. Lee, PhD and Kyra Grantz


3.8 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

4.5 rating at Coursera based on 1283 ratings

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  • This course is a nice complement to the preceding COVID-19 Contact Tracing course also offered by the same institution. While that course is aimed to on-the-ground contact tracers, I think this course will be interesting to central community/agency planners and epidemiologists to make sense of the data from the contact tracing efforts.
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    Siyabonga Galada
    I must say before this course I knew little about the Corona Virus, now I am more enlightened and knowable about how to measure and maximise impact of the virus in contact tracing.
  • Anonymous
    It is not that great quiz is way too confusing which ends up ,making it boring i he completed the course except the quiz as I can't just get the ans to one
  • Anonymous
    Hi good morning .To whom at may concern.I am Mr.Rory dominic Singh of Trinidad and Tobago. I am very concern about this covid19 pandemic.IN why some people is not adhering to the protocols .The health departments are putting in place for the safety of themselves and love ones .Is it they're overwhelm by the pandemic or the rules and regulations and lockdowns to themselves and family safe.

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