• DATE:
    Wed, May 22, 2024 at 11:00am — Wed, May 22, 2024 at 12:00pm

From Ukraine and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan, conflicts and the resulting complex emergencies are at the forefront of the most severe humanitarian crises throughout the world. In most cases, mortality figures are used as critical data points to assess the scale and impact of crises, likely health risks and consequences, and the level of humanitarian need. However, the calculation of mortality in these types of complex emergencies is consistently challenged by low, incomplete, or poor-quality data. New techniques for measuring mortality in low-data areas, including social network analysis and relationship studies, are emerging. These are likewise faced with significant translational challenges related to incorporating novel methods and data into decision-making. Please join us to discuss emerging data, methods, and translational issues related to mortality measurement and complex emergencies.  

In the panel, we will have:

  • Dennis Feehan – Associate Professor, Department of Demography – University of California Berkeley 
  • Casey Breen – Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Social Science – University of Oxford 
  • Saeed Rahman – Senior Manager Public Health Unit – IMPACT Initiatives
  • Danielle Poole – Associate Research Scientist- Yale Institute for Global Health

Moderator: 

Dr. Satchit Balsari – Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Co-Director, CrisisReady

Measuring Mortality in Complex Emergencies

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