Event

Harnessing Data in a Global Health Crisis with Amy Maxmen

A doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières speaks with Ibrahim Hassan, a Syrian refugee living in Northern Jordan. Staff from the Dharma Platform collect information and prepare to deploy new data-collection technology along the Syrian border. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.

A doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières speaks with Ibrahim Hassan, a Syrian refugee living in Northern Jordan. Staff from the Dharma Platform collect information and prepare to deploy new data-collection technology along the Syrian border. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:30PM
University of Iowa
145 N Riverside Drive
College of Public Health Building N110, Callaghan Auditorium
Iowa City, IA 52246
United States

Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Amy Maxmen visits the University of Iowa, College of Public Health on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, to discuss her reporting on the impact of technology and data science on aid organizations for their Global Health Week.

In the midst of the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations need technology and utilize data science to track, analyze and respond to the crisis. Maxmen reports with photographer Neil Brandvold on the Pulitzer Center-supported project Data in Crisis, which focuses on these technologies and research. Their reporting includes stories on chronic diseases in the Middle East and highlighting online platforms, such as the Dharma Platform, which can help to steer emergency response and ensure money is well spent. 

Maxmen's talk is part of her three-day visit to this Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner. The partnership at University of Iowa joins together the College of Public Health and School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her time on campus also involves visits to public health and to journalism classes.

The College of Public Health’s Spotlight Series–speakers, films, workshops, and other events–focus on public health topics. The series is open to all faculty, staff, and students.