Can data on an individual’s location and movement help support populations affected by pandemics, disasters, and wars? Should it?
In March and April 2021, CrisisReady hosted a four-part seminar, “Safe, Fair, Equitable and Responsible Use of Human Mobility Data,” which sought to identify the technical, regulatory, and translational gaps that hinder the effective integration of human mobility data into field response. The resulting White Paper, which recounts the deliberations that took place of over 40 domain experts during the seminar, organizes these challenges around three clusters: Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness.
On Wednesday, April 27 from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET, the white paper paper was presented by the directors of CrisisReady, Satchit Balsari, Caroline Buckee, and Andrew Schroeder. Urs Gasser, Dean of the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology at the Technical University of Munich and Rector of the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy; and former Director of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
- Satchit Balsari, Co-Director, CrisisReady; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Caroline Buckee, Co-Director, CrisisReady; Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics; Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Andrew Schroeder, Co-Director, CrisisReady; Vice President of Research, Direct Relief
- Urs Gasser, Dean of the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology at the Technical University of Munich