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Using Human Mobility Data to Inform Pandemic Response Theory and Practice


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    Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 10:00am — 11:30am

This 90-minute panel will examine the application of mobility data in monitoring the spread of the pandemic and informing containment policy, with a particular focus on privacy-preserving safeguards, methodological challenges, and translational barriers.


TAGS:COVID-19 OpenDP Event Recording mobility data science

Publications

Flying, phones and flu: Anonymized call records suggest that Keflavik International Airport introduced pandemic H1N1 into Iceland in 2009


Published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 14(1), 37–45
November 9, 2020 by Kishore, N., Mitchell, R., Lash, T. L., Reed, C., Danon, L., Sigmundsdóttir, G., & Vigfusson, Y.



TAGS:Epidemiology News Journal Article pandemic surveillance H1N1

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National Shelter System Data: Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications to COVID-19


by Abhishek Bhatia


In the United States, the vast majority of shelters are operated by agencies like the American Red Cross, other not-for-profit organizations, or directly by the county government. During disasters, the sudden demand for services at these shelters contributes to challenges in resource allocation and complicates the logistics of keeping people safe during mass gatherings.


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Measuring mobility to monitor travel and physical distancing interventions: a common framework for mobile phone data analysis


Published in The Lancet Digital Health
November 1, 2020 by Kishore, N., Kiang, M. V., Engø-Monsen, K., Vembar, N., Schroeder, A., Balsari, S., & Buckee, C. O.



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Lockdown related travel behavior undermines the containment of SARS-CoV-2


Published in MedRxiv, 2020.10.22.20217752
October 26, 2020 by Kishore, N., Kahn, R., Martinez, P. P., Salazar, P. M. D., Mahmud, A. S., & Buckee, C. O.



TAGS:COVID-19 Epidemiology News Journal Article mobility health pandemic

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Data, Equity, and Wildfires: California 2020


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    Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11:00am — 12:00pm

CrisisReady is pleased to announce its panel on Data, Equity, and Wildfires in California.


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Mobility Data and the Limits of Data Protection Frameworks


October 7, 2020 by Abhishek Bhatia


The near real-time information about human movement provided by aggregated population mobility data has tremendous potential to help refine interventions when appropriate legal, organizational, and computational safeguards are in place. As the private sector, policymakers, and academia work together to leverage novel sources of data to track the spread of the pandemic, Randall Harp, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, and Juniper Lovato from the University of Vermont argue that anonymization at the individual level is insufficient– the notion of privacy should extend to communities as well.


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The use of mobile phone data to inform analysis of COVID-19 pandemic epidemiology


Published in Nature Communications, 11(1), 4961
September 30, 2020 by Grantz, K. H., Meredith, H. R., Cummings, D. A. T., Metcalf, C. J. E., Grenfell, B. T., Giles, J. R., Mehta, S., Solomon, S., Labrique, A., Kishore, N., Buckee, C. O., & Wesolowski, A.



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Reductions in commuting mobility correlate with geographic differences in SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in New York City


Published in Nature Communications, 11(1), 4674
September 16, 2020 by Kissler, S. M., Kishore, N., Prabhu, M., Goffman, D., Beilin, Y., Landau, R., Gyamfi-Bannerman, C., Bateman, B. T., Snyder, J., Razavi, A. S., Katz, D., Gal, J., Bianco, A., Stone, J., Larremore, D., Buckee, C. O., & Grad, Y. H.



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

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Government Access to Mobile Phone Data for Contact Tracing- The Brennan Center for Justice


by Abhishek Bhatia


The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that conducts rigorous research to identify problems and provide in-depth empirical findings and compelling analyses of pressing legal and policy issues.


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Participatory syndromic surveillance as a tool for tracking COVID-19 in Bangladesh


Published in MedRxiv, 2020.08.28.20183905
September 1, 2020 by Mahmud, A. S., Chowdhury, S., Sojib, K. H., Chowdhury, A., Quader, M. T., Paul, S., Saidy, M. S., Uddin, R., Engo-Monsen, K., & Buckee, C. O.



TAGS:COVID-19 Epidemiology Case Studies Journal Article health surveillance Bangladesh

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COVID-19 care in India: The course to self-reliance.


Published in The Lancet Global Health, 8(11), e1359–e1360
August 24, 2020 by Balsari, S., Sange, M., & Udwadia, Z.



TAGS:COVID-19 Epidemiology News Journal Article India pandemic health

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Digital Mobility Data, Physical Distancing, and COVID-19 in Syracuse


by Jennifer Chan


Syracuse is a modest sized city of just over 140,000 people in upstate New York. It sits within the heart of the Finger Lakes region, not far from Lake Ontario. Although far from the worst hit areas of New York state by COVID-19, Syracuse saw alarming increases in cases and deaths during the initial wave of the pandemic.


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Case Study: Using Facebook Data to Monitor Adherence to Stay-at-home Orders in Colorado and Utah


Published in MedRxiv, 2020.06.04.20122093
July 30, 2020 by Layer, R. M., Fosdick, B., Bradshaw, M., Larremore, D. B., & Doherty, P.



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Many Displaced from Hurricane Laura Are Now in Path of Hurricane Delta


by Andrew Schroeder


Hurricane Delta is set to make landfall as a Category 2 storm on the coast of Louisiana and western Mississippi on Friday, Oct. 9. This would be a serious situation under any circumstance, but for those still displaced from the last major storm in this area, Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on Aug.


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Identifying Locations with Possible Undetected Imported Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cases by Using Importation Predictions


Published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(7), 1465–1469
July 1, 2020 by De Salazar, P. M., Niehus, R., Taylor, A., Buckee, C. O., & Lipsitch, M.



TAGS:Data Readiness Epidemiology News Journal Article health data science

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Displacement, Gender Disparities, and Shelter Utilization after Hurricane Laura


by Andrew Schroeder, Nishant Kishore, Navin Vembar, Caleb Dresser


Examining dynamics of displacement, return, and shelter usage post-Hurricane Laura using mobility data from Facebook and Camber Systems.


TAGS:DMDN News hurricane mobility displacement

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Food Security and Human Mobility During the COVID-19 Lockdown


Published in Social Science Research Network (Scholarly Paper ID 3600376)
May 15, 2020 by Choudhury, P., Koo, W. W., Li, X., Kishore, N., Balsari, S., & Khanna, T.



TAGS:COVID-19 Mobility Data News Journal Article mobility health migrants food security

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Mobility Data Analysis and Application in the United Kingdom


by Abhishek Bhatia


The MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC GIDA) at Imperial College London is an international resource and centre of excellence for research and capacity building on the epidemiological analysis and modelling of infectious diseases, and to undertake applied collaborative work with national and international agencies to support policy planning and response operations against infectious disease threats.


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Introducing CrisisReady to the COVID-19 Mobility Data Network


April 28, 2020 by Abhishek Bhatia


The COVID-19 Mobility Network (CMDN), a network of 150 infectious disease epidemiologists working with aggregated mobility data to support COVID-19 response, has been active since April 2020, meeting virtually 2-4 times per month to share best practices, analytic tools, and code repositories across the group.


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