BlueDot's intelligence platform empowers public and private sector organizations to rapidly identify, understand, and effectively respond to global biothreats. Combining human and artificial intelligence to track hundreds of infectious diseases and syndromes worldwide, it applies academic data science expertise to anticipate global spread and impact. BlueDot ensures clients know first when disease events emerge, are prepared to respond, can focus on what matters, and can act swiftly and confidently when needed. Founded in 2013 and used by the City of Chicago, Taiwan CDC, Air Canada, and more, BlueDot helps clients make critical decisions with clarity and confidence.


Dr. Andrea Thomas is a veterinarian with an MSc and PhD in epidemiology from the University of Guelph in Canada. Her interests lie at the intersections of global health, infectious diseases, and surveillance. She currently directs the epidemiology program at BlueDot, ensuring high quality data and information are shared in a timely manner with diverse stakeholders. Dr. Thomas was involved in the development of BlueDot’s global infectious diseases event-based surveillance system, which was instrumental in the early detection and monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has led BlueDot’s surveillance and epidemiology team of expert analysts through the development, maintenance, and dissemination of global COVID-19 data and information throughout the pandemic as they continued to track the spread of many other infectious diseases occurring globally.

  • Dr. Andrea Thomas

    Dr. Andrea Thomas

    Director, Epidemiology

Event details

Date: May 18, 2023

Event contact

Philipp Kornitzky
Team Lead
Advanced Technologies Branch


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