Donald Brooks

Donald Brooks

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Harvard College
Donald Brooks

 

I am currently a senior concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy.  I am currently a research fellow with the Chevrier group, as well, at the Harvard FAS Center for System Biology, where I am conducting my honors thesis.  My research is focused on understanding immediate immune responses in the skin following infection to inform future vaccine an d immunotherapy design.  I am also Founder and CEO of Initiative : Eau, an international NGO committed to providing sustainable support to regions experiencing lack of access to clean water and a need for improved sanitation.  We currently conduct programming in Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

 I am interested in investigating the use of data in disaster and humanitarian crises situations, and specifically the use of digital data collection tools like Kobo toolbox.  Given changes in humanitarian response architectures of late, an understanding of how the field has changed and is changing with regards to rapid situation assessment and followup is crucial to sensing further development in the field.  This information will be useful in further developing tools like Kobo to be optimally effective in these contexts.  

 

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