Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Founding Year: 2001

Staff: 23


Michael T. Osterholm (Director)

The CIDRAP “is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response.” They are affiliated with the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota. Aims to prevent “illness and death from targeted infectious disease threats through research and the translation of scientific information into real-world, practical applications, policies, and solutions.” Founded the Antimicrobial Stewardship Project to fight antimicrobial resistance.



  • News
  • HIGHLIGHT: COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint (April/May 2020) – A three-part series lining out “key information regarding the pandemic, address issues that haven’t garnered the attention they deserve and reflect the unique expertise among the CIDRAP team and our expert consultants.”


Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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