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Steve Goodman — Online Survey Provides Critical Data

Written by Shelley Hebert

Steve Goodman, MD, PhD, is among the epidemiologists and data scientists at Stanford Medicine who have developed a national study to detect COVID-19 surges in real time and inform response efforts. Launched on April 2, the Stanford Medicine National Daily Health Survey gathers initial data using an online tool that asks participants to respond to brief questions about their health and whether they are experiencing any symptoms.

Participation offers people a way to become part of efforts to fight the pandemic on an opt-in basis, joining with others to share invaluable real-time data locally and nationwide. The sign-up process takes just two to three minutes. After that, participants receive a daily email prompt with a link that takes them directly to a friendly chatbot, who asks questions about symptoms that take only seconds to respond to.  Efforts are underway to translate the survey into multiple languages. The research team is analyzing data as it comes in, eventually combining it with local testing results.

Steve is Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, and Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine.

In addition to his medical and research expertise, he is an accomplished baritone who has delighted Beth Am congregants with his theatrical performances in the popular annual Purim shpiel. Steve serves on the Hillel at Stanford Board of Directors and is a treasured co-leader of prayers and singing at the Reform High Holiday services on campus.

Learn more about the Stanford Medicine National Daily Health Survey. To sign up as a participant, please visit the survey page.

Tue, January 19 2021 6 Sh'vat 5781