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Evidence to Action 2019: Innovations in Health Data and Measurement

Conference   |   Oct 29 2019   13:00 - 17:00

Child being vaccinated at the Indus Hospital Karachi Filter Clinic in Pakistan, where an Android phone-based immunization registry allows doctors to record and analyze program data in real time (photo courtesy of Andrew Weller).

Health is a stepping stone to achieving virtually all other human development goals. Yet we continue to face major obstacles in ensuring accessible, affordable, and high-quality health care, especially for people living in poverty. Thankfully, breakthroughs in the types of health data available, the interoperability of health datasets, and the analytical methods used to organize and process these data now enable far more timely and effective decision-making. Additionally, new cross-disciplinary collaborations are revolutionizing the way we understand, track, and respond to global health challenges.

Evidence to Action (E2A) 2019 will highlight the work of CEGA affiliated faculty, policy partners, and industry leaders using novel tools and methods to drive better health outcomes for people around the world. The event will include talks by:

  • Bilal Siddiqi (CEGA) on healthcare delivery during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
  • Marcella Alsan (Harvard) on doctor diversity and demand for health care in Oakland
  • Craig McIntosh (UCSD) on benchmarking a WASH and nutrition program against cash in Rwanda
  • Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley) on the long-term impacts of food stamps for children
  • Ziad Obermeyer (UC Berkeley) on predicting patient risk and physician error using machine learning
  • Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley, CEGA) on the intergenerational impacts of childhood deworming in Kenya
  • Maria Dieci (UC Berkeley) on how a supply chain platform manages drug inventory in small pharmacies in Kenya
  • Julius Rüschenpöhler (CEGA) on sourcing data for long-term health intervention follow up
  • Monica Ellwood-Lowe (UC Berkeley) on how financial concerns affect the way parents speak with their children
  • Mattie Toma (Harvard) on measuring the impact of sleep interventions in Chennai, India

This event is part of CEGA’s annual E2A series and marks our eleventh year as a global leader in economic development research.

Register your interest in attending this event by completing our “Expression of Interest” form (linked at right) by October 15th. Stay tuned for updates regarding our keynote speaker and full agenda in the coming weeks.

We hope to see you there!

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Oct 29 2019
13:00 - 17:00

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