Document Type

Capstone Experience

Graduation Date


Degree Name

Master of Public Health



First Committee Member

Rachel Lookadoo

Second Committee Member

Sharon Medcalf

Third Committee Member

Leslie Scofield


Various tools and strategies have been utilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to preexisting measures, novel mechanisms and methods have also been developed since the COVID-19 pandemic began to address several different needs worldwide. Technology, for example, has served as a unique and multifunctional tool to aid with controlling and containing the pandemic. While studies and reviews have been conducted to analyze specific types of technology, such as digital applications, a gap in the literature currently exists that fails to comprehensively understand and compare how multiple types of technology were implemented to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This systematic literature review examined how several types of technology were utilized worldwide to help control and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Articles were pulled from multiple databases, including CINAHL, Embase, ERIC, and PubMed. The findings from this systematic literature review contribute to understanding the multifaceted capabilities that digital and mobile applications, artificial intelligence, and geographic information systems have in addressing widespread infectious disease outbreaks and aiding with the future development of emergency preparedness plans and procedures.

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