Tandon in the News
Flu-dunnit? Only Human Podcast
- Amanda Aronczyk for WNYC March 22nd, 2017
- Source: http://www.wnyc.org/story/flu-dunnit/
Last fall, a bunch of us got sick at the same time, and it seemed likely that the virus spread at the workplace. The question came up: who came to work sick? Or to put it another way: who was to blame for this office outbreak?
To find out, we partnered with NYU Tandon School of Engineering Assistant Professor, Rumi Chunara, who runs the goVIRAL research project, and Jeffrey Shaman, an expert in flu forecasting at Columbia University. His group is currently working on an extensive respiratory virus sampling project in New York entitled "The Virome of Manhattan" with the American Museum of Natural History.
They helped us design a project looking at how respiratory illnesses spread in our workplace community.