Data Collection

Connecting Mobility to Infectious Diseases: The Promise and Limits of Mobile Phone Data.

Publication Date: 
Aug 23, 2017

Human travel can shape infectious disease dynamics by introducing pathogens into susceptible populations or by changing the frequency of contacts between infected and susceptible individuals.

The mPower study, Parkinson disease mobile data collected using ResearchKit.

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Publication Date: 
Mar 04, 2016

Current measures of health and disease are often insensitive, episodic, and subjective. Further, these measures generally are not designed to provide meaningful feedback to individuals. The impact of high-resolution activity data collected from mobile phones is only beginning to be explored.

Tracking Cholera through Surveillance of Oral Rehydration Solution Sales at Pharmacies: Insights from Urban Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Dec 08, 2015

BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, pharmacy-purchased oral rehydration solution (ORS) is often used to treat diarrhea, including cholera. Over-the-counter sales have been used for epidemiologic surveillance in the past, but rarely, if ever, in low-income countries.

Feasibility Study of Case-Finding for Breast Cancer by Community Health Workers in Rural Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Dec 02, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mortality from breast cancer is high in low- and middle-income countries, in part because most patients have advanced stage disease when first diagnosed. Case-finding may be one approach to changing this situation.

How to Measure Costs and Benefits of eHealth Interventions: An Overview of Methods and Frameworks.

Publication Date: 
Nov 10, 2015

Information on the costs and benefits of eHealth interventions is needed, not only to document value for money and to support decision making in the field, but also to form the basis for developing business models and to facilitate payment systems to support large-scale services.

Community-based surveillance to monitor trends in unaccompanied and separated children in eastern DRC.

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Publication Date: 
Dec 21, 2015

Children who are separated from their families and usual caregivers in emergencies face a multitude of risks. The humanitarian community lacks methods to systematically capture changes in the frequency and nature of such separations over time.

Innovations in health and demographic surveillance systems to establish the causal impacts of HIV policies.

Publication Date: 
Oct 09, 2015

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSS), in conjunction with HIV treatment cohorts, have made important contributions to our understanding of the impact of HIV treatment and treatment-related interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.