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Harness Big Data for Health, Well Being and the Environment

Can social media help track the spread of disease?

March 30, 2020
Disease surveillance means monitoring the spread of disease through populations in order to establish patterns and minimize harm caused by outbreaks. In a recent article, UNC researchers explored how to effectively and ethically include social media and broader Internet tracking as part of public health surveillance.

Kumar invited to join Africa CDC task force on health information exchange systems

February 11, 2020
In order to develop optimal policies and standards for health information systems across the African Union, Manish Kumar, MPH, has been invited to join the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)'s Health Information Exchange Task Force. Along with other subject matter experts, he will provide guidance on the effective collection, analysis and exchange of health data.