COVID Connect


Supporting Ohio’s Pandemic Response

This portal has been developed in response to the evolving and emergent needs of Ohio communities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Connect links Ohio organizations with faculty and subject matter experts in various fields from across Ohio’s universities and professional communities. The Center for Public Health Practice at the Ohio State College of Public Health will connect organizations with academic and practice professionals to support local communication activities and assist in the management of current and future needs faced by communities dealing with the pandemic.. Currently supported areas include:

  • Data sciences
  • Public Health Sciences (e.g. assessment, epidemiology, evaluation)
  • Engineering
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g. addressing vulnerable populations)
  • Communications and messaging
  • Business operations and logistics (e.g. re-opening plans)

This list is a sample of the expertise available to organizations. If an area of need is not listed above a request can still be made. The volunteer database is updated frequently and all requests are monitored in an attempt to connect agencies and new volunteers as they are identified.

COVID Connect: Submit a Support Request

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Become a COVID Connect Volunteer/Resource

If you have academic or professional expertise you think will be helpful to organizations around Ohio, please join our volunteer database. Interested alumni and external professionals from across Ohio can complete the survey on the left to be added as a resource. Interested faculty and staff currently employed by OSU can complete the survey on the right. COVID Connect will continually add individuals to the volunteer database.

               NON OSU                          OSU Faculty/Staff

Non OSU signup      OSU signup


Contact the Center for Public Health Practice at  or 614-292-2291.