GDHN September 2020 Monthly Meeting – From Data to Insight: Applying Data Science to Global Public Health

Please register for the GDHN September webinar, hosted by PATH, From Data to Insight: Applying Data Science to Global Public Health. The monthly meeting will be held on September 24, 2020 at 7-8:20am PT / 10-11:20am ET / 7:30-8:50pm IST.

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From Data to Insight: Applying Data Science to Global Public Health

The scale up of digital health tools and systems has significantly increased the availability of data and its potential utility to strengthen health systems. However, in many low resource settings, decision makers often lack access to the tools, talent, and resources required to leverage data science approaches. From data capture, data transformation, and data use, health systems could greatly benefit from improve use of data science tools and approaches. This webinar features the work of The Rockefeller Foundation, DataKind, Wadhwani AI, and PATH as examples of how data science can contribute to health system strengthening.


Emily Carnahan, Senior MEL Officer, PATH

Emily Carnahan has worked in global public health for more than ten years, at the intersection of data science, health systems, and digital health. In her role as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager at PATH, she collaborates with project teams to design and implement measurement and learning approaches to accelerate impact. Emily has expertise in mixed methods approaches, complex evaluations, and promoting data-driven action. Prior to joining PATH, Emily was a fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She holds an MPH from the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.


Caitlin Augustin, Senior Director, Product, DataKind

Caitlin can point to a single unifying phrase to sum up her work: “that which isn’t measured cannot be improved.” For the past decade, she’s been applying Lord Kelvin’s words to projects across sectors – from energy and climate change to education and social good. Most recently, she was a senior research scientist at an education company. Caitlin is a true “pracademic” who enjoys lecturing at local universities and bringing academic rigor to DataKind’s learning practice. She holds both a BSIE and a PhD from the University of Miami.

Manisha Bhinge, Managing Director, Programs, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Manisha Bhinge serves as a Managing Director for Health. Manisha leads program strategy and manages the portfolio of implementation partners for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Precision Public Health Initiative. She has over a decade and a half of experience in social innovation and implementation science in global health. Prior to this role, she created and lead the strategic partnerships office at the Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organization and launched The India Health Fund, a leverage fund in collaboration with the Global Fund. In addition, Manisha was Vice President at BRAC, the world’s largest NGO for over six years, where she developed and managed programs that promote access to health, education, economic empowerment, and social justice. She has worked extensively across Africa and South Asia on community-based service delivery and women’s health and empowerment.

Raghu Dharmaraju, Vice President, Products and Programs, Wadhwani AI

An alumus of Cornell, UMass Amherst, and IIT Madra, Raghu is a product and go-to-market veteran. He has launched and scaled impact focused innovations in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and government.