The Midwest Analytics and Disease Modeling Center (MADMC) was founded in order to build on the lessons of COVID-19 to be better prepared for future public health emergencies. It is a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Electronic Health Records Consortium (MNEHRC), which brings together the 11 largest health systems in Minnesota that collectively provide care to over 90% of Minnesotans. As part of the national InsightNet network funded by the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MADMC will develop modeling and analytic infrastructure so that the Midwest, and the nation, will be better able to obtain and analyze data to help decision makers weigh their options in a future public health emergency.


Our mission is to ensure that decision makers have the information and tools they need to make informed policy decisions during public health emergencies.


  1. Provide data-based scenarios about the severity, potential for transmission, and likely health impact of emerging public health threats to leaders and policymakers.
  2. Develop analytics tools that allow decision makers to compare the impact of different policy options on public health and well-being.
  3. Strengthen the public health workforce capacity by supporting training in disease modeling and analytics.
  4. Establish relationships with state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments and health systems throughout the region to support a collaborative public health response infrastructure across the Midwest.
  5. Serve as a Midwestern hub for modeling and analytic technical assistance in a public health emergency.
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