How engineering can contribute to a reimagining of the US public health system

A revamping of health care engineering in the US can help reimagine public health.

Woodrow W. Winchester III, Graduate Program Director, Professional Engineering Programs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~7 min

COVID vaccine: some waste is normal – but here's how it is being kept to a minimum

With reports emerging of vaccine wastage across the world, medical supply chain experts explain why that's to be expected.

Liz Breen, Director of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ), University of Bradford, Reader in Health Service Operations, University of Bradford • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the COVID-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic.

Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~10 min

The cold supply chain can't reach everywhere – that's a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination

So far, the only COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use need to be kept frozen. But there are many places in the world that can't support a cold supply chain.

Charles M. Schweik, Professor of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~7 min