We build tools to translate academic research and innovations into accessible tools that meet public health need. We're a not-for-profit tech company, because we believe public health innovations should be available everywhere they're needed. To start, we are developing easy-to-use, free-of-charge software to help public health officials use symptom data to detect (and respond to) outbreaks more quickly.how we do it who we are
We curate data from published literature, health agencies and experts, and machine learning techniques. We are constantly building, refining, and testing our datasets to make sure we're up-to-date and not reproducing existing biases in data collection.
At the core of all our tools is a deep knowledge of how diseases and health systems work. AI and data science have the potential to transform health, but the health community lags behind most other industries because of the complexity of its problems—and the life-or-death importance of getting it right. Our founders have years of epidemiologial experience, including in emergency outbreak response and academic research.
Our tools can rapidly predict rare diseases and toxins from limited real-world data. We provide instant outbreak analytics to help guide efficient, effective responses to these threats.
Our top priority is improving health for all. We work closely with public health and academic partners to make sure that our tools get where they need to go, free of charge to people who need them. All scientific code in production will be open source and peer-reviewed.
We know that all health is interconnected, and we are committed to solving growing health problems ethically, equitably, and fearlessly. Too many technological gains have been to the benefit only of the few who can afford them. We believe cutting-edge, adaptable digital health technology can and must benefit everyone.
Emma is an infectious disease epidemiologist and data scientist. She specialises in emerging infectious diseases and has worked on outbreak analytics for Ebola response.
Univursa began as a research collaboration at the University of Cambridge to figure out why some outbreaks never get solved.
We are still epidemiolgists at heart, committed to continued engagement with academic science. But above all, our mission is to build tools to reduce disease and empower public health officials, wherever that may take us.
Freya is an epidemiologist and anthropologist who has been deployed on outbreak responses with the WHO and MSF. She specializes in solving outbreaks of unknown and rare diseases.
Alexandra is a medical doctor committed to fighting global health disparities. Her research has taken her to the US and Ethiopia. Having worked on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, she is now focused on how it will affect Africa.