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 trustworthy information and reliable short term forecasts that increase the credibility of and trust in public health authorities.

Member Organizations

We work closely with

CDC's Influence Division

Our funders and collaborators at the CDC’s Influenza Division, specially the Influenza Applied Research & Modeling team at the Epidemiology and Prevention branch.


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

  • Allegheny County Dept of Health
  • Change Healthcare
  • DTRA
  • Facebook
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Dept of Public Health
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Pennsylvania Dept. of Health
  • Quidel Inc.
  • UnitedHealth / Optum
  • UPMC

Special thanks to

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