What is the Center for Pandemic, Disaster, and Quarantine Research?
The St. Thomas University Center for Pandemic, Disaster, and Quarantine Research (PDQ) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between St. Thomas School of Law and STU Gus Machado College of Business and two of its institutes: the Victor and Lisa Mendelson Institute for Data Science & Analytics and the Institute for Ethical Leadership. Drawing on the expertise of Dr. Jose Rocha, Dr. Sean Mondesire, Dr. Anthony Andenoro, and STU School of Law faculty, the Center will serve as a repository and expert source on the impacts of pandemics and disasters in each of the relevant disciplines.
The mission of the PDQ at STU is to serve as the world’s central source for modeling and predicting how institutions, companies, cities, counties, states, and nations can better prepare and understand the far-reaching effects of these issues on our communities.
PDQ at STU will measure, track and analyze the long-term influence of disasters and pandemics on business practices, ethical decision-making, consumer behaviors, crime, societal norms and biases, climate, law, health, government, international relations, and the economy. In addition, the Center will form data-sharing partnerships and will seek to conduct research in collaboration with companies, institutions, and government to aid in prevention, mitigation, and recovery.
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PDQ Center Leadership
Oliver G. Gilbert III
Todd J. Clarke, J.D.
Jose Rocha, PhD.
- COVID-19’s disproportionate harms challenge us to address the inequities
- Small Business Grants up to $10,000 for REIMBURSEMENT of COVID-19 related cost available NOW
- Listen to Eric Knowles (Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce) and Todd Clark, J.D. (PDQ at STU) interviewed on HOT105 by Rodney Baltimore on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020
- $3 Million Grant Awarded to St. Thomas University’s Center for Pandemic, Disaster and Quarantine Research from County’s CARES Act Funds
- St. Thomas University’s Center for Pandemic, Disaster and Quarantine Research presents “Leadership in the Land of COVID-19”
- College Sports, Common Sense, and COVID-19: The Case for Fall 2020 Sports Participation
- West Nile Virus Transmission by Solid Organ Transplantation and Considerations for Organ Donor Screening Practices, United States
- Coronavirus Disease Spread during Summer Vacation, Israel, 2020
- Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant, Benin, May–July 2021
- “It Is a Tiger That Devours Me, But I Am the Tiger”
- Multistate Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 Infections, Including Vaccine Breakthrough Infections, Associated with Large Public Gatherings, United States
- Effects of Nonpharmaceutical COVID-19 Interventions on Pediatric Hospitalizations for Other Respiratory Virus Infections, Hong Kong