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Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Codirector, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering
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The COVID-19 pandemic hit everyone hard when it spread across the world last year. Luckily, people like Gardner stepped up to the plate to help. Named by TIME as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Gardner, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University and codirector of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, led the building of the COVID-19 dashboard, a free website that tracks data on the pandemic and has become the top source of reliable and centralized epidemiological data for COVID. Even more impressive, she and one of her graduate students built the tracker in one night, launching it on January 22, 2020. According to Fast Company, as of June, it was one of the world’s most popular sites.

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