Medical and Scientific Visualization of COVID-19

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

INVIVO Communications Inc. image
©2020 INVIVO Communications Inc.

INVIVO Communications Inc.

COVID-19 and the Science of Soap
Link

Jennifer E. Fairman JHU image
© 2020 Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine

Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI;
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

NMT Swab Technique
Link

Ion Medical Designs image
©2020 ionmedicaldesigns

Ion Medical Designs

COVID-19
Link

BioRender Coronavirus Replication Cycle image
©2020 BioRender.com

BioRender

Coronavirus Replication Cycle (see link for other COVID-19 templates)
Link

iSO-FORM LLC - Replication Machine – SARS-CoV-2 3D Visualization image
©2020 iSO-FORM LLC.
Some Rights Reserved.
CC-BY- 4.0 license

iSO-FORM LLC

Replication Machine – SARS-CoV-2 3D Visualization
Link

Jane Whitney - SARS-CoV-2 Virus Attaches to Lung Cell image
©2020 Jane Whitney
All Rights Reserved.

Jane Whitney

SARS-CoV-2 Virus Attaches to Lung Cell
Link

MediVisuals, Inc. - Swab Test for COVID-19 image
©2020 MediVisuals, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

MediVisuals, Inc.

Swab Test for COVID-19
Link

Falconieri - SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
© 2020 Veronica Falconieri Hays,
Falconieri Visuals

Falconieri Visuals

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein: Structure and Pre-fusion Processing
Link

Melanie Connolly - SARS-CoV-19 Binding States, MeCo Visuals
©2020 Melanie Connolly

Melanie Connolly

SARS-CoV-19 Binding States, MeCo Visuals
Link

Biovisualization Program, BCBB, OCICB - COVID-19 Emergency Response Collection - 3D Print Exchange
Credit: NIAID - Biovisualization
Program, BCBB, OCICB

NIAID - Biovisualization Program, BCBB, OCICB

COVID-19 Emergency Response Collection -
3D Print Exchange (contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Link

Biovisualization Program, BCBB, OCICB - SARS-CoV-2 Model Collection - 3D Print Exchange
Credit: NIAID - Biovisualization
Program, BCBB,OCICB and
Research Technologies Branch,
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
(RML)- Virion created by
Austin Athman @ RML labs,
remeshed, colored & rendered
by Kristen Browne

NIAID - Biovisualization Program, BCBB, OCICB and Research Technologies Branch, Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML)

SARS-CoV-2 Model Collection - 3D Print Exchange
Link

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

AXS Studio

Vaccines vs. antivirals: What’s the difference?
Link

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

CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Link

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

Cognition Studio, Inc.

Strategic Communications for Life Sciences
Link

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
Link

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

David Goodsell

Corona Virus
Link

Image by Osmosis
©2020 Osmosis

Osmosis

COVID-19: Help Raise the Line with Osmosis
Link

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 https://www.osmosis.org/terms.

Image by Nick Woolridge
©2020 Nick Woolridge

Nicholas Woolridge

COVID-19: Why Social Distancing is so Important
Link

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..
Link

JAMA – Karen Bucher & Andy Rekito

• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763401
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762386
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2763176
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762694
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2726986
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2726986
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762996
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763533
• https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762688