The MCRISP Network

mcrispThe Michigan Childcare Related Infections Surveillance Program, or MCRISP, was established in 2013 to improve disease reporting in community childcare via website to allow for faster data collection, analysis, and reporting. MCRISP data has been used to assess epidemiologic trends in prevalence and seasonality of pediatric illness. With over thirty participating childcare programs, MCRISP has been designated the preferred surveillance method for local public health.


Andy Hashikawa, MD, MS is fellowship trained in pediatric emergency and epidemiology and is the founder of MCRISP. His research has focused on the early learning population in the areas of infectious disease, injury prevention, and disaster preparedness. He serves as the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Childhood Champion for the state of Michigan and has substantial experience working with and training local and state early learning coalitions including Early Childhood Investment Corporation, Michigan AEYC, Head Start, and Child Care Network.

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Michael Hayashi, PhD, MPH (not pictured) is a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Michigan School of Public Health, department of Epidemiology. His work focuses on the use of mathematical modeling techniques to understand the effect of behavioral dynamics on infectious disease transmission.  In particular, it uses methods from game theory, dynamical systems, and network theory.


Schellpfeffer N, Collins A, Brousseau DC, Martin ET, Hashikawa AN. Web-Based Surveillance of Illness in Childcare Centers. Health Security. 2017;15(5):463–72. Available from:

DeJonge P, Martin ET, Hayashi M, Hashikawa AN. Variation in Surface Decontamination Practices Among Michigan Child Care Centers Compared to State and National Guidelines. American Journal of Infection Control. In press. Available from:

DeJonge P, Martin ET, Hayashi M, Johnson S, Hashikawa AN. Communicable disease outbreaks in Michigan child care centers compared to state and regional epidemics, 2014-2017American Journal of Public Health. In press. Accepted 8/18/2019.