Dr. Neal Lesh

Chief Strategy Officer

Neal Lesh is a computer scientist with field experience in applying information technologies to help organizations address poverty in low-income regions. He has published and lectured extensively in data visualization, data mining, and automated planning and logistics. He has developed medical record and analysis systems for Partners in Health, the government of Rwanda, and a large AIDS treatment program in Tanzania, and worked with many other Universities and NGOs. He is coordinating a Harvard-funded research project in South Africa.

Neal holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington and a masters degree in global health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Most Recent Posts By Dr. Neal Lesh

Dr. Neal Lesh, Chief Strategy Officer at Dimagi, shares his thoughts following the 2017 SwitchPoint Conference. I had the good fortune of attending and presenting at the 2017 SwitchPoint conference, organized by Intrahealth International, in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. SwitchPoint brings together musicians, innovators, health practitioners, and a wider range of people working in global health […]

This is post #6 in our Under the Data Tree blog series We’ve experimented with a lot of different ways of using CommCare metadata to analyze, categorize, and visualize the activity of mobile users. Often we are doing this so that we can create clear and actionable monitoring tools, but more recently we have stepped […]

We’re thrilled to share that Mathematica Policy Research has released the report, “Evaluation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Continuum of Care Services (CSS) Intervention in Bihar,” which presents findings from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a program implemented by CARE International in Bihar, one of  India’s poorest and most populous states. This […]

This is post #1 in our Under the Data Tree blog series. How long does it take CommCare users to reach a steady state of use? We expect that it will take the average user some time to get comfortable using CommCare and that most users require a period of time before they start using […]

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