Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI)

The Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI) is studying current aircraft, airline, and airport practices and their impact on public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of environmental, infectious disease and social scientists assembled by the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative is reviewing current research as well as analyses conducted by the industry. The findings will report on strategies and tactics to reduce risks of disease transmission during air travel.

Phase I Report: The Aircraft

October 27, 2020: Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (APHI) Release Phase One “Gate-to-Gate” Report of SARS CoV-2 Transmission and Risk Mitigation While Flying.

Researchers with the Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI), a project of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, today released Phase One of its ongoing research on strategies and practices to reduce the public health risks of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Phase One Report Highlights

HSPH APHI Phase One Report

Passenger Check List

Interview with Dr. Leonard Marcus on APHI Phase One Report

 

 

Interview with Dr. John Spengler on APHI Phase One Report

 

 

Leader ReadyCast Podcast Podcast: The Meta-Leadership Challenges of Flying Safe.

Disinfection Bulletin

Disinfecting the Cabin Bulletin Disinfecting the cabin is part of a multi-layered aviation public health risk-reduction strategy. Read more

Face Masks Bulletin

The Role of Face Masks BulletinThe role of face masks in preventing COVID-19 infection during air travel. Read more

 

 

September 2, 2020: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Researchers Studying SARS CoV-2 Transmission and Risk Mitigation While Flying.

In order to provide evidence-based recommendations on strategies and practices to reduce the public health risks of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty at  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are conducting research to improve understanding of measures that reduce risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the aviation system. Read more…