Research & Response

Serving Our Community, State and World

The University of Texas at Austin, one of the world’s leading research universities, is on the front lines of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our researchers are racing to develop innovations in fields like virology, immunology, epidemiology and medical engineering to support the fight against COVID-19.

We need your help to accelerate these crucial efforts and provide a safer and healthier future for us all. Our six strategic research areas are focused on managing the impact of COVID-19 and advancing knowledge that will help us respond to future threats.


UT’s epidemiologists and health researchers are working together to inform public health practice and policy here in Texas and across the nation.


Our biologists are working collaboratively with academic, government and industry partners worldwide to better understand and use viruses to treat and cure infections.

Health Innovations

Teams of UT researchers are contributing to rapid advances in diagnosing, treating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.


UT has long been recognized for its research contributions in infectious disease and immunology, spanning basic science to clinical application.


Information science and communication are central to improving health and wellness, guiding us in making choices to support our individual and collective well-being.


Interdisciplinary communications research applies and adapts science to fit communities, motivating and inspiring them to act in ways that improve well-being.

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