Improving COVID-19 contact tracing

Jacqueline Evans

FIU psychologists Jacqueline Evans, Deborah Goldfarb and Ronald Fisher are studying how to improve contact tracing by tapping into people’s memory.

The cognitive interview, a technique used to gather information from witnesses to crimes, could be used to improve contact tracing. Improving the process is vital to reopening the country successfully in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Evans explained.

The study, funded by an NSF Rapid Response grant through FIU’s Global Forensic and Justice Center gained nationwide attention:

  • New FIU study aims to improve contact tracing methods, By Drew Hill, Wink News
  • Contact Tracing, Literary Arts Festival; Breweries & COVID-19; WJCT’s New Format, By Heather Schatz, WJCT
  • I-Team: How effective are Florida contact tracers?, By Danielle Waugh, CBS12
  • Slow COVID-19 test results create new challenges for FL contact tracing efforts, By Katie LaGrone, Fox 4 Now
  • Researchers study science of memory to improve COVID-19 contact tracing, By Melissa Egan, KOLD
  • Broward plans on at least 750 COVID-19 contact tracers, By Ty Russell, CBS Miami
  • Slow COVID-19 test results create new challenges for FL contact tracing efforts, By Katie LaGrone, ABC Action News
  • Técnica para resolver crímenes ayudará al rastreo del COVID-19, El Mundo US