Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Social Media and Humanitarian Health: Transforming Big Data into Operational Action

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When: Friday, February 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Big Data can open up opportunities for more effective health response during disasters by potentially improving the way that health responders meet the needs of people affected by a crisis. This talk will discuss current assumptions and myths about social media data, and research approaches to bridge the gaps between aspirations, theory, and practice.

Jennifer Lisa Chan is an associate professor of emergency medicine. Her focus is on Humanitarian Response and Crisis Mapping/Technology Research. She is an Emergency Medicine physician and the Director of Global Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Associate faculty member of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

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