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Digital Health @ Harvard Lunch Series

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Digital Health @ Harvard brown bag lunch series features speakers from Harvard as well as collaborators and colleagues from other institutions who research the intersection between health and digital technology. The series is co-hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. The goal of the series is to discuss ongoing research in this research area, share new developments, identify opportunities for collaboration, and explore the digital health ecosystem more generally. 
 

Lunch Series Format

The series consists of a monthly 60-minute brown bag lunch, which takes place on the last Thursday of each month, from 12-1pm. Dates are listed below.

The lunches begin with a 15-20 minute presentation by the speaker, followed by 40-45 minutes of discussion. The host of/venue for the brown bags rotates among the various co-hosts.


Events 09

Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Free Independent Health Records

featuring Adrian Gropper, MD

Free Independent Health Records are an important use-case for self-sovereign technology that links individual people with licensed practitioners and connected services. Blockchain… More

Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Vish Viswanath, Ph.D.

This is a talk in the monthly Digital Health @ Harvard  More

Apr 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Holding Hospitals Hostage

From HIPAA to Ransomware

For hospitals and healthcare providers, data protection efforts have long been driven by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This talk will look at recent… More

Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Using Mobile Phone Data to Map Migration and Disease

Politics, Privacy, and Public Health

Mobile phone data are providing unprecedented insights into human migration and behavior with relevance for containment of epidemics and response to natural disasters, but what… More

Nov 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Computer Simulations to Enhance Vaccine Trials

a Digital Health @ Harvard Talk

VIDEO & PODCAST: On the ethics of vaccine trials in emergencies and epidemics, as well as work on computer simulation of vaccine trials More

Oct 16, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Determining Disability

Medicaid work requirements and what the limits of digital health mean for recipients, providers, and states

VIDEO & PODCAST: This year, several states received permission to make work a condition of Medicaid eligibility. All of these states exempt individuals who cannot work due to a… More

Feb 6, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Health Care Costs and Transparency

featuring John Freedman, President & CEO of Freedman HealthCare

Health spending continues to outpace wages and GDP, while some new insurance designs transfer greater shares of that to patients’ own out of pocket costs. What is driving health… More

Apr 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

JP Onnela

This is a talk in the monthly Digital Health @ Harvard  More

Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Public Health Echo Chambers in a Time of Mistrust & Misinformation - Digital Health @ Harvard, February 2017

with Berkman Klein fellows Natalie Gyenes and Brittany Seymour

Research shows that public health information networks online have been largely unsuccessful in driving an evidence-based information network narrative around key health topics… More