GRID (Group for Research in Infotech and Development) Speaker Series is hosting Rashmi Dayalu, who will be giving a talk on "Mobile Health Technology usage among Maternal and Child Health Frontline Workers" on Friday, March 14, at 4:00 pm in Space 2435 North Quad.
Mobile Health Technology usage among Maternal and Child Health Frontline Workers
Epidemiologist, Data Scientist @ Dimagi Inc.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Space 2435 North Quad
Join us for a Happy Hour after the talk (location TBA)
Abstract: CommCare, an open-source mobile health platform developed by Dimagi, Inc., is being used by approximately 130 health programs worldwide.
In this talk, we will describe the flow of information between frontline workers (FLWs) and their clients for two major, international Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs that actively use CommCare. Information exchange will be described through usage indicators based on metadata for each FLW: e.g. total number of MCH visits, frequency of follow-up visits, visit duration, data entry patterns, etc.
Rashmi Dayalu is an Epidemiologist at Dimagi Inc, which is an organization that seeks to use technology to effect positive impact among underserved populations. Rashmi brings to Dimagi over six years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and surveillance tracking in the Public Health arena. Her projects have been focused in the United States, Malawi and Kenya. Rashmi has an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a concentration in Global Health. Prior to her graduate studies, she received a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, Seattle.