By Defender News Service

To help reduce community spread of COVID-19, the University of Houston College of Medicine has launched an online contact tracing certificate program for anyone around the world interested in becoming a “disease detective.”

“Population Health During a Pandemic: Contact Tracing and Beyond” is available to the public for free on Coursera until July 31, after which there will be a fee to receive a certificate upon completion. The 22-hour course aims to prepare a new type of public health worker uniquely educated about COVID-19 and broadly trained to identify and alert individuals who have potentially been exposed…