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Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

CIDD embraces all scales and components of infectious disease biology. Our interdisciplinary approach, coupled with a dynamic viewpoint, provides insight into how to prevent or reduce infections.


Submit Your COVID-19 Questions Here.

We'll read and answer as many questions as we can via the videos on this page. No questioners' names will be posted in the videos. Please email your questions to:

The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Penn State University is comprised of more than 50 faculty experts in infectious disease. Many are modeling the COVID-19 pandemic, studying virus transmission, advising governments and the health industry, and developing diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics.

In a rapidly-changing environment where there is a lot of anxiety and misinformation, we are providing access to the latest scientifically vetted information from our experts via video as often as we are able.

We want to help you get the best answers possible.

Please send your questions about COVID-19 to the email address above.

You will receive an auto reply linking you to this website, where we will post short videos answering the most commonly posed questions. No questioners' names will be posted in the videos.

Please consider bookmarking this website so that you can stay tuned throughout the outbreak and hear the answers to questions posed by others. Some frequently asked questions about Coronavirus and COVID-19 are covered here.

Stay safe everyone.

- CIDD Faculty

Previous AskCIDD Videos:

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Can I get coronavirus from a package?

How long will this shutdown last?

What should I do if someone in my home is infected?

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Jo Ohm
PhD Student

At CIDD, we study infections from the perspective of the parasitic agent. Our faculty and research span human, animal, and plant systems to determine the unique demands of the parasitic lifestyle, the responses of the hosts and how the environment affects these interactions.

This approach yields novel insights into the biological processes that drive the biology and evolution of infectious agents, and the processes that can be used to limit their harm to individual and population health.