US COVID Atlas
The US Covid Atlas project works to understand, archive, and represent
the often unequal impact of the pandemic in the United States.
The US Covid Atlas is a free and open-source data visualization tool, led by the Healthy Regions + Policies Lab and Center for Spatial Data Science at University of Chicago, that connects COVID case data and community indicators across the United States from its beginning to today. Our mission is to understand, archive, and represent the often unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The Atlas provides analytics and spatial statistics for community health data, builds open-source, community-engaged data tools, and generates public health insights toward furthering spatial and racial equity.
In addition to developing the application and generating research insights, we use the Atlas as an exploratory spatial data analysis framework to better understand how COVID-19 impacts different communities, in different ways. Forthcoming work integrates both research on COVID-resilient communities, but also on the meaningful translation of science to communities and policymakers.
- Explore: Search by county, municipality, or region, or select indicators such as vaccines, cases, or essential worker populations.
- Atlas Insights: Check out the Atlas blog for snapshots and short-form articles of what we’re seeing and how we’re working.
- Download Data: Use this tool for easy access to clean CSV data from the Atlas.
The US Covid Atlas team publishes academic and peer-reviewed research and data. Read more at USCovidAtlas.org/Research.
Assessment of Structural Barriers and Racial Group Disparities of COVID-19 Mortality With Spatial Analysis
Lin Q, Paykin S, Halpern D, Martinez-Cardoso A, Kolak M. Assessment of Structural Barriers and Racial Group Disparities of COVID-19 Mortality With Spatial Analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(3):e220984. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.0984
(2021) Dimensions of uncertainty: a spatiotemporal review of five COVID-19 datasets, Cartography and Geographic Information Science,
The US COVID Atlas: A Dynamic Cyberinfrastructure Surveillance System for Interactive Exploration of the Pandemic
Kolak, Marynia, Xun Li, Qinyun Lin, Ryan Wang, Moksha Menghaney, Stephanie Yang, and Vidal Anguiano Jr. “The US COVID Atlas: A Dynamic Cyberinfrastructure Surveillance System for Interactive Exploration of the Pandemic” Transactions in GIS 25, no. 4 (2021): 1741–65. https://doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12786.
Marynia Kolak, Qinyun Lin, Dylan Halpern, Susan Paykin, Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, and Xun Li. The US Covid Atlas, 2021. Center for Spatial Data Science at University of Chicago. https://www.uscovidatlas.org
US Covid Atlas, Beta Version
Xun Li, Qinyun Lin, Marynia Kolak, Dylan Halpern, Stephanie Yang, Moksha Menghaney, Ryan Wang, Vidal Anguiano Jr., Arianna Israel, Robert Martin, Erin Abbott, Sihan-Mao. (2020, October 12). GeoDaCenter/covid: beta (Version beta). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081869
This project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Extensions of the Atlas to understand intersections of the opioid epidemic are funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse via the MAARC.
The Atlas team is extensive, and can be viewed in full here.
News & Updates
Cross-posted from Atlas Insights: The US Covid Atlas blog. The nationally syndicated radio show and podcast Marketplace Tech interviewed postdoctoral scholar and US Covid Atlas co-lead Dr. Qinyun Lin (pictured above) this week on our latest research exploring the...
COVID-19 highlights disparities in healthcare access & challenges facing US counties. Our team’s article in JAMA Network Open identifies relationships between structural barriers & racial/ethnic disparities of COVID mortality using spatial analysis. Data...
This month, Dr. Kolak of HEROP connected with leading scholars to discuss how data can be used to inform policy to defeat COVID, the emerging wave in Hong Kong, what happened in the US via the Covid Atlas, & brainstorming international, evidence-based...
Research scientists from the US COVID Atlas team at the Healthy Regions & Policies Lab (HEROP) are pleased to share their new article, Dimensions of Uncertainty: A Spatiotemporal View of Five COVID-19 Datasets, which was published this week in the journal...
The US COVID Atlas aims to bring a human perspective to a world saturated with COVID-19 data. The US COVID Atlas (USCovidAtlas.org) is a free, interactive data visualization tool, led by the Healthy Regions + Policies Lab and Center for Spatial Data Science at...