The Research and Data Team
The Research and Data (RAD) team conducts research on digital solutions that are intended to improve the health and quality of life of individuals living in low-resource, underserved communities. We use a mixed-methods approach to build and evaluate digital tools and data analytics to inform our understanding of how digital tools are used and/or generate useful insights for improving healthcare programs.
Our research aims to advance the field of digital development through rigorous investigation of how current and emerging technologies are used and how they can be improved. Progress in digital development depends not only on validating digital technologies, but on the generation of programmatic insights that can go towards the improvement of digital solutions.
Who’s on the team?
Vikram Sheel Kumar, MD
Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Neal Lesh, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
Brian DeRenzi, PhD
Global Director of Research Strategy
Xian Ho, PhD
Senior Director of Research Strategy
Rob On, PhD
Senior Data Fellow
Lauren Magoun, MPH, MBA
Senior Health Strategy Specialist
Anna Dixon, PhD
RAD is a small, multidisciplinary team led by research scientists with decades of experience and expertise in advanced analytics, cost-effectiveness, US and global health, human-centered design, health informatics, and behavioral psychology. Numerous members of our team hold doctorates and others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in public health and computer science.
RAD collaborates closely with subject matter experts across a variety of public health domains—including more than a dozen universities—to study the use and impact of digital technology on health outcomes. Through these collaborations, RAD seeks to share learnings and research studies with the broader global health, ICT4D, and informatics communities.
Morse RS, Lambden K, Quinn E, Ngoma T, Mushi B, Ho YX, Ngoma M, Mahuna H, Sagan SB, Mmari J, Miesfeldt SView Publication
Fuller, JM, Ho, YX, Morse, R, Fix, G, Cutrona, SL, Gaziano, T, ... McInnes, DK.View Publication
Kaphle S, Matheke-Fischer M, Lesh NView Publication
DeRenzi B, Wacksman J, Dell N, Lee S, Lesh N, Borriello G, and Ellner AView Publication
DeRenzi B, Findlater L, Payne J, Birnbaum B, Mangilima J, Parikh T, Borriello G, and Lesh N.View Publication
Birnbaum B, DeRenzi B, Flaxman AD, and Lesh N.View Publication
DeRenzi B, Borriello G, Jackson J, Kumar VS, Parikh TS, Virk P, Lesh N.View Publication
DeRenzi B, Lesh N, Parikh T, Sims C, Maokla W, Chemba M, Hamisi Y, Schellenberg D, Mitchell M, and Borriello GView Publication