Conference Information


What innovative approaches are available for using data to predict factors influencing outbreaks, such as mosquito infestations, patterns of human habitation and movement, climate & environmental factors, and rates and other forms of transmission?


October 26, 2016


10-12 HRS EST

Problem Description

Each online session is focused on a specific problem, that has been fleshed out into a briefing to describe the root causes of the problem, current approaches in different countries, and lessons learned from other domains.

Read the Problem Description
Request an Invitation

Would you like to lend your skills to tackle a public health emergency? Deliberate with diverse innovators and professionals to refine good ideas into actionable projects? Join a conversation with government partners interested in implementing new approaches to combatting Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Request an Invitation
Conference Takeaways
Read the takeaways



  • Frederic Bartumeus Ferré Head of Continental Ecology Department; ICREA Research Professor; Director of MosquitoAlert
  • Dr. V. Richard Benjamins Director External Positioning & Big Data for Social Good, LUCA Data-Driven Decisions, Telefonica
  • Jeff Chen Chief Data Scientist
    US Department of Commerce, USA
  • Ivo Dinov, PhD Associate Professor, Departments of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and Health Behavior and Biological Sciences; Director of the Statistics Online Computational Resource
  • Kacey C. Ernst, PhD, MPH Associate Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department
    University of Arizona
  • George Gemelas Ethics, Politics, & Economics, B.A. Yale University 2018
    On Behalf of Professor Paul Lussier
  • Andrew G. Huff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, USA
  • Michael A. Johansson iologist, CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Puerto Rico; and Visiting Scientist, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ari Kahn Human Translational Genomics Coordinator
    Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • Anita M. McGahan Rotman Chair in Management, Professor of Strategic Management
    University of Toronto
  • Juan Pane Researcher
    Universidad Nacional de Asunción
  • Abdallah M. Samy, PhD University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Lakshminarayanan Subramanian Associate Professor
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA
  • Kristýna Tomšů Data Scientist
    RealImpact Analytics, Belgium
  • Dr. Elad Yom-Tov Principal Researcher
    Microsoft Research, Israel

Government Partners

  • Dr. Lizbeth Cerezo National Coordinator of Epidemiological Surveillance of Arbovirosis and Malaria
    Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Israel Cedeño International Epidemiological Surveillance Coordinator
    Ministry of Health
  • Argentina
    • Dr. Raul Forlenza Department of Epidemiology
      Ministry of Health
    • Dr Alicia Emilia Mañana Ministry of Health
    • Dr Teresa Varela Ministry of Health
    • Dr Cristian Hertlein Ministry of Health
    • Gaston De Rochebouet Public Innovation Department
      Ministry of Modernization
    • Tomas Dominguez Vidal Public Innovation Department
      Ministry of Modernization
    • Martin Elias Costa Open Data
      Ministry of Modernization
    • Agustin Benassi Open Data
      Ministry of Modernization
    • Colombia
      • Dr. María Mercedes Muñoz Coordinator of the Public Health Surveillance Group, Demography and Epidemiology Department
        Ministry of Health and Social Protection
      • Ana María Lara Salinas Advisor, Cooperation and International Relations
        Ministry of Health and Social Protection
      • Ciudad de Río Janeiro
        • Dr. Betina Durovni Sub-Secretary of Primary Health
          Prevention and Surveillance
        • Cristina Lemos Health Surveillance Superintendent
          Secretary of Health
        • Valeria Saraceni Health Situation Analysis Coordination
          Secretary of Health
        • Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
          • Rafael Anta Lead Specialist
            Competitiveness and Innovation Division
          • Ralf Moreno Project Manager
            Social Protection and Health Division
          • Diana Pinto Health Lead Specialist, USA
            Social Protection and Health Division
          • The Governance Lab, NYU
            • Dr. Rafael Ayoub Health Research Advisor
            • Professor Beth Simone Noveck Director
            • María Hermosilla Project Manager and Research Fellow
            • Dinorah Cantu Academy Coordinator
            • Anirudh Dinesh Research Assistant