Delphi National Center of Excellence for Epidemic Forecasting

About the Center

The Delphi National Center of Excellence for Influenza Forecasting was established in 2019. It is a CDC-funded and CDC-designated center working on advancing influenza forecasting, and enabling and improving the usefulness of forecasts of both seasonal and pandemic influenza. During the 2020 pandemic, the center expanded to include real-time tracking (“nowcasting”) and forecasting of COVID-19, giving rise to the COVIDcast project. Our goal is to inform public health responses and policy development at the national, state and local levels. Another goal is to inform and empower the general public, providing reliable information and tools that increase the credibility of and trust in public health authorities.

Member Organizations

We work closely with

CDC's Influenza Division

Our funders and collaborators at the CDC’s Influenza Division, in particular the Influenza Applied Research and Modeling team at the Epidemiology branch.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Our sister organization, the Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence at University of Massachusetts Amherst.


We are grateful to the following organizations for their steadfast support of our center

  • Allegheny County Department of Health
  • Change Healthcare
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Facebook
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Optum
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Quidel Inc.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Special thanks to

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC)