publication . Article . 2016

Scientific Collaborations: How Do We Measure the Return on Relationships?

Jeanne M. Fair; Martha M. Stokes; Deana Pennington; Ian H. Mendenhall;
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  • Published: 15 Feb 2016 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 4 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), the majority of which are zoonotic, represent a tremendous challenge for public health and biosurveillance infrastructure across the globe. Due to the complexity of zoonotic pathogens, it is essential that research and response to EIDs be a transdisciplinary effort. And while crisis and circumstance may be the initial catalyst for responding to an outbreak, we provide examples of how transdisciplinary scientific collectives, which are organized and solidified in advance of crises, can transform the way the world responds to outbreaks and in some cases could even prevent one from occurring (1). Current methods for assessing wh...
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free text keywords: Public Health, scientific collaboration, return on relationships, Hantavirus, MERS, systems dynamics, Methods, system dynamics modelling, Hanta virus, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Return on investment, Sustainable Value, Computer science, Multidisciplinary approach, Data science, Globe, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, System dynamics, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Biosurveillance, Hanta virus
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