SyracuseCoE Research Brief Series

Launched in the fall of 2020, this series is an ongoing selection of publications to disseminate important research, projects and thought leadership for a broad audience. The briefs will address a host of relevant and emerging topics in our core focus areas.

The briefs are written by university faculty, students and SyracuseCoE staff, among other partners and collaborators. For questions or more information please contact Kerrie Marshall at




How Should We Set Pandemic Capacity Limits for Restaurants & Bars?, Eric A. Schiff


Wastewater Testing Shows that Pharmaceutical and Illicit Drug Use are Higher in Places where COVID-19 is More Prevalent, Kerrie Marshall, Arik Palileo, Eric Schiff, and Teng Zeng



Semi Open Partitions: A Defense Strategy for Airborne Disease, Kerrie Marshall, Arik Palileo, and Eric A. Schiff


Ventilation & Masks: Reducing Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 in a Classroom, Eric A. Schiff