Medical and Scientific Visualization of COVID-19

Allissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Medical Illustrators across America and around the world are helping in the fight against COVID-19 side by side with the providers, institutions, and clients we support. We are developing just-in-time visual training materials for front-line nurses and doctors, mapping out the molecular structure and potential therapies with researchers in the lab, and disseminating accurate information to the public during this pandemic. As a profession we care deeply about human health and scientific progress. We are committed to the fight and we are in it until it is won.

Many AMI members are actively creating content with partners in the medical and scientific communities. In the best of times, the information communicated by the content created by medical illustrators create is paramount. High quality and accurate visuals are a necessity in times of crisis

Below is a running list of resources where AMI members have created scientific visualizations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic:

Image AXS Studio - Vaccines vs. antivirals
©2020 AXS Studio

AXS Studio

Vaccines vs. antivirals: What’s the difference?

Image CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS;
Dan Higgins, MAMS

CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS


Image ©2020 Cognition Studio, Inc
©2020 Cognition Studio,Inc.
All rights reserved.

Cognition Studio, Inc.

Strategic Communications for Life Sciences

Image by Emory University Satyen Tripathi & Michael Konomos
©2020 Emory University

Emory University – Satyen Tripathi, Bona Kim & Michael Konomos

Upper Image: SARS-CoV-2; Lower Image: Emory Visual Medical Education response to COVID-19

Image by David Goodsell
David Goodsell,
CC-BY- 4.0 license

David Goodsell

Corona Virus

Image by Osmosis
©2020 Osmosis


COVID-19: Help Raise the Line with Osmosis

Knowledge Diffusion Inc, DBA Osmosis grants the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) permission to publish and share approved content developed by Osmosis for educational purposes. For more about our copyright policies, please visit

Image by Nick Woolridge
©2020 Nick Woolridge

Nicholas Woolridge

COVID-19: Why Social Distancing is so Important

Image by GoInvo
©GoInvo, CC-BY-4.0 license

Understanding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This website, poster, and booklet created by GoInvo describing the COVID-19 outbreak, prevention, home care, and how the world responds is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license—feel free to use it, share it, and make it better. E-mail feedback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JAMA – Karen Bucher & Andy Rekito