Cooperative Research and Infectious Disease Surveillance: A 2021 Epilogue

Falgunee K. Parekh, John Hay, Kairat Tabynov, Roger Hewson, Jeanne M. Fair, Sandra Essbauer, Kenneth B. Yeh*

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As the world looks forward to turning a corner in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes increasingly evident that international research cooperation and dialogue is necessary to end this global catastrophe. Last year, we initiated a research topic: “Infectious Disease Surveillance: Cooperative Research in Response to Recent Outbreaks, Including COVID-19,” which aimed at featuring manuscripts focused on the essential link between surveillance and cooperative research for emerging and endemic diseases, and highlighting scientific partnerships in countries under-represented in the scientific literature. Here we recognize the body of work published from our manuscript call that resulted in over 50 published papers. This current analysis describes articles and authors from a variety of funded and unfunded international sources. The work exemplifies successful research and publications which are frequently cooperative, and may serve as a basis to model further global scientific engagements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number817431
Number of pages5
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2022

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Funding Information: FP was employed by the company EpiPointe, LLC.

The remaining authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

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Publisher Copyright: © 2022 Parekh, Hay, Tabynov, Hewson, Fair, Essbauer and Yeh.

Citation: Parekh FK, Hay J, Tabynov K, Hewson R, Fair JM, Essbauer S and Yeh KB (2022) Cooperative Research and Infectious Disease Surveillance: A 2021 Epilogue. Front. Public Health 9:817431.

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.817431


  • COVID-19
  • cooperative research
  • global health security
  • infectious disease surveillance
  • scientific publication


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