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 at prices affordable to people who need them. We are also working to make research versions of our tools accessible to scientists.
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.
While working on her PhD, Emma developed new algorithms for describing infectious disease emergence and detection. These algorithms eventually become Univursa. She spent the other part of her PhD learning how to catch bats.
Univursa began as a research collaboration to figure out why some outbreaks never get solved.
In the process, our founders were surprised to discover a way to quickly and reliably predict the causes of outbreaks. Once they realized what they had found, they decided it needed to go beyond academia.
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. She also once wrestled a crocodile.