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TheVerge.com: The Pandemic Showed that Big Tech Isn’t a Public Health Savior


June 9, 2021


CrisisReady co-founder Andrew Schroeder was interviewed for an article which appeared on June 3, 2021 in The Verge on the role that big technology firms played during the Covid-19 pandemic.



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Publications

The impact of mobility network properties on predicted epidemic dynamics in Dhaka and Bangkok


Published in Epidemics, Volume 35, 2021, 100441, ISSN 1755-4365
June 1, 2021 by Tyler S. Brown, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Mathew V. Kiang, Ayesha S. Mahmud, Richard J. Maude, Caroline O. Buckee



TAGS:Mobility Data Epidemiology Spotlight Journal Article Dhaka Bangkok

Publications

Socioeconomic Status Determines COVID-19 Incidence and Related Mortality in Santiago, Chile


Published in Science 372, no. 6545: eabg5298
May 28, 2021 by Mena, Gonzalo E., Pamela P. Martinez, Ayesha S. Mahmud, Pablo A. Marquet, Caroline O. Buckee, and Mauricio Santillana



TAGS:COVID-19 Mobility Data Grants Epidemiology Case Studies Journal Article data science Chile

Spotlight

Displacement and Gender on St Vincent Following the La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption


by Akash Yadav (CrisisReady)


The La Soufriere volcano on the island of St Vincent began erupting on the 27th of December at the end of 2020. On April 13th, 2021 an enormous plume of ash and smoke spewed from the crater.


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Where are Health Resources Most Needed to Prepare for the 2021 California Wildfire Season?


by Caleb Dresser, Neil Singh Bedi, Akash Yadav (CrisisReady)


As California prepares for another wildfire season, safety net health facilities are preparing to meet the needs of populations that will be affected in coming months. Given the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing resource limitations, those efforts need to be focused where impacts are likely to be greatest.


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Events

Wildfires, Power Outages, and the Pandemic


  • DATE:
    Fri, May 28, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:00pm

The 2021 fire season in California is already being viewed by many with alarm. Widespread drought across the region has produced an exceptionally large amount of dry fuel, particularly in mountainous areas of Northern California, increasing risks for multiple large-scale fires.


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Resources

Facebook Mobility Map


The data contained in this map displays county level changes in the rates of mobility and staying put, which can allow people to understand the degree to which their communities may be adopting physical distancing efforts.


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Events

Ground Truth Matters: Travel Surveys, Covid-19, and the Limits of Human Mobility Data


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    Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 10:00am — 11:00am

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic digital data on human mobility has played crucial roles in response efforts ranging from monitoring non-pharmaceutical interventions like physical distancing, evaluating different types of testing and seroprevalence strategies, and assisting with targeted re-opening efforts to maximize health and reduce economic harm.



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Spotlight

As Disaster Response Changes, Data Leads the Way


by Amarica Rafanelli


The environments in which disasters occur are changing. Populations are denser. Climates are more extreme. And technology is burgeoning into new realms. These changes have ushered in a new era of disaster response.


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Events

Translational Readiness, Data Collaboratives and Capacity Building- Lessons from COVID-19


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    Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:00pm

This Panel examined the practices of recent mobility data collaboratives in order to engage a conversation about the future of global capacity building for translational readiness and crisis response.



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Events

Launch of CrisisReady


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    Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:30pm

CrisisReady is organized around the principles of Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness, and seeks to advance data-driven decision-making during public health emergencies. CrisisReady evolved from the Covid-19 Mobility Data Network, a research network of 100+ scientists from around the world who volunteered their time to serve as trusted intermediaries between technology companies and city and state governments around the world, in 2020.



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Publications

Nowcasting for Real-Time COVID-19 Tracking in New York City: An Evaluation Using Reportable Disease Data From Early in the Pandemic


Published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7(1), e25538
January 15, 2021 by Greene, S. K., McGough, S. F., Culp, G. M., Graf, L. E., Lipsitch, M., Menzies, N. A., & Kahn, R.



TAGS:COVID-19 Data Epidemiology Case Studies Journal Article health pandemic New York surveillance

Publications

Incorporating human mobility data improves forecasts of Dengue fever in Thailand


Published in Scientific Reports, 11(1), 923
January 13, 2021 by Kiang, M. V., Santillana, M., Chen, J. T., Onnela, J.-P., Krieger, N., Engø-Monsen, K., Ekapirat, N., Areechokchai, D., Prempree, P., Maude, R. J., & Buckee, C. O.



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Spotlight

Vaccine Distribution, Deserts, and Data Analytics


by Camber Systems


Last week, President Joe Biden announced his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office. Equitably distributing a vaccine to that many Americans now stands as the country’s final and most daunting task to defeat the pandemic.


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Publications

Estimating internationally imported cases during the early COVID-19 pandemic


Published in Nature Communications, 12(1), 311
January 12, 2021 by Menkir, T. F., Chin, T., Hay, J. A., Surface, E. D., De Salazar, P. M., Buckee, C. O., Watts, A., Khan, K., Sherbo, R., Yan, A. W. C., Mina, M. J., Lipsitch, M., & Niehus, R.



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Events

Did data make a difference? Lessons from Facebook Data for Good in 2020


  • DATE:
    Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 11:00am — 01:00pm

The role of Facebook Data for Good tools for COVID-19 response, routine immunizations, and development programs and what this means for …



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Publications

Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico


Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2020, 117 (51) 32772-32778
December 22, 2020 by Rolando J. Acosta, Nishant Kishore, Rafael A. Irazarry, Caroline Buckee



TAGS:COVID-19 Disasters Mobility Data Hurricanes News Case Studies Journal Article displacement

Spotlight

OpenDP: open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.


by Abhishek Bhatia


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of developing analytical pipelines that leverage data streams generated by individuals and communities to drive data-driven responses to crises. As these data increasingly exchange hands within agencies and are shared publicly for broader research, Salil Vadhan from Harvard SEAS and Navin Vembar from Camber Systems discuss the inadequacy of traditional methods for the protection of sensitive personal data.


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