Thu, Sep 23, 2021 — Thu, Dec 16, 2021
Agenda 2021 (October - December) October 28, 2021 Hamish Patten (Oxford University) and Andreas Gros (Facebook) - Mobility Impact Analysis November 23, 2021 Boyeoung Hong (NYU) - Disaster Risk Reduction & Mobility December 16, 2021 Esteban Moro (MIT) and Alex Pompe (Facebook) - Data Ethics & Privacy
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 09:00am — 10:00am
We are delighted to invite you to our third meeting of the Disaster Mobility Data Network. This session will present summary deliberations from the Harvard Radcliffe Seminar Series held in March and April 2021, in consulation with nearly 40 technologists, scientists, lawyers and humanitarian responders from around the world.
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.
Published in Nature, Volume 595, Pages 205–213 (2021)
July 15, 2021 by Caroline O. Buckee, Abdisalan Noor, Lisa Sattenspiel
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00am — 10:00am
Changes in mobile phone technology, notably the near-ubiquity in many places of GPS-enabled smartphones, have altered the ways that response agencies and researchers understand and respond to crises. As this data becomes mainstream in emergency management, key issues of data capacity and data literacy - as well as ethics, privacy, and data protection - become increasingly pressing.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published in MedRxiv, 2020.06.04.20122093
July 30, 2020 by Layer, R. M., Fosdick, B., Bradshaw, M., Larremore, D. B., & Doherty, P.