covid-19

Did data make a difference? Lessons from Facebook Data for Good in 2020

The role of Facebook Data for Good tools for COVID-19 response, routine immunizations, and development programs and what this means for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021

Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Using Human Mobility Data to Inform Pandemic Response Theory and Practice

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 …

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

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.

Mobility Data and the Limits of Data Protection Frameworks

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Mobility Data Analysis and Application in the United Kingdom

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.

Introducing CrisisReady to the COVID-19 Mobility Data Network

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.