Protecting global health, security and prosperity. line spacer In an increasingly globalized world, infectious diseases pose health, security, and economic risks to the world's cities.
The global airline transportation network visualized by the flight pathways of all commercial flights worldwide.
International air traffic patterns into Vancouver leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and reports of infectious disease events of interest from HealthMap.
Night-time luminance of cities as a surrogate marker for industrialization and ground-based transportation networks.
Spatial relationship between human population density and infectious disease outbreaks.
Evaluating international air traffic patterns out of Japan after the Fukushima nuclear event.
Modeling humidity and other environmental factors in relation to influenza transmission.

Literally meaning the "scattering of life", Bio.Diaspora studies how infectious diseases are increasingly able to disperse worldwide through the movements of international travelers. As a major conduit for the spread of infectious diseases, Bio.Diaspora is dedicated to understanding the global airline transportation network and leveraging knowledge of this complex "living" system to better prepare for and respond to global infectious disease threats.

Bio.Diaspora has recently developed an easy-to-access, web-based, GIS solution that can generate and communicate customized, actionable intelligence about global infectious disease threats in real-time. The current application has an integrated live stream of global epidemic intelligence from HealthMap, a web-based infectious disease surveillance system created at Harvard University. The integrated application is capable of providing end-users with valuable insights into where dangerous infectious disease threats are emerging in the world and where they are most likely to spread.