March 4, 2022
Human mobility data, which shows an individual’s movement as measured by their activity on smartphones and social media platforms, has reshaped emergency management and response. In the seventh DMDN meeting, this topic is discussed in detail with key collaborators from FEMA, CalOES, The City of New Orleans, and NetHope.
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Published in New England Journal of Medicine, Medicine and Society (2021)
September 1, 2021 by Satchit Balsari, M.D., M.P.H., Mathew V. Kiang, Sc.D., and Caroline O. Buckee, D.Phil.
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.
Published in BMC Public Health, 2021 Jan 27; 21(1):226.
January 27, 2021 by Chang, M.-C., Kahn, R., Li, Y.-A., Lee, C.-S., Buckee, C. O., & Chang, H.-H.
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.
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.
Challenges to Transforming Unconventional Social Media Data into Actionable Knowledge for Public Health Systems during Disasters
Published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 14(3), 352–359
June 1, 2020 by Chan, J. L., & Purohit, H.
Published in Science (New York, N.Y.), 368(6487), 145–146
April 10, 2020 by Buckee, C. O., Balsari, S., Chan, J., Crosas, M., Dominici, F., Gasser, U., Grad, Y. H., Grenfell, B., Halloran, M. E., Kraemer, M. U. G., Lipsitch, M., Metcalf, C. J. E., Meyers, L. A., Perkins, T. A., Santillana, M., Scarpino, S. V., Viboud, C., Wesolowski, A., & Schroeder, A.
Using predicted imports of 2019-nCoV cases to determine locations that may not be identifying all imported cases
February 11, 2020 by Martinez de Salazar Munoz, P., Niehus, R., Taylor, A., Buckee, C., & Lipsitch, M.