Lauren Gardner

Senior Visiting Fellow
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Lauren Gardner is a senior visiting fellow at UNSW Sydney and an Associate Professor Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. She is the creator of the interactive web-based dashboard being used by public health authorities, researchers, and the general public around the globe to track the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has spread worldwide since early January, infecting more than 100,000 and killing more than 3,000 people. The dashboard, which debuted on January 22, has been shared by practically every major news outlet worldwide and now receives more than 1 billion usage requests per day. Because of her expertise, Gardner was one of six Johns Hopkins experts who briefed congressional staff about the outbreak during a Capitol Hill event in early March 2020.

Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Bio-secure mobility
  • Transport systems
  • Infectious disease spread
  • Network modeling