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Digital Health @ Harvard


The Digital Health @ Harvard collaboration brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and others at Harvard who have an interest and expertise in digital health issues, broadly conceived.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The 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 will take place on the last Thursday of each month throughout 2017, from 12-1pm. Specific dates are listed below.

The lunches will 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 will rotate among the various co-hosts. 

2017 Dates

Thursday, January 26, 12-1pm

Thursday, February 23, 12-1pm

Thursday, March 30, 12-1pm

Thursday, April 27, 12-1pm

Thursday, May 18, 12-1pm    (note: this date has been shifted to the week prior due to Harvard's Commencement)

Thursday, June 29, 12-1pm

Thursday, July 27, 12-1pm

Thursday, August 31, 12-1pm

Thursday, September 28, 12-1pm

Thursday, October 26, 12-1pm

Thursday, November 30, 12-1pm

Thursday, December 21, 12-1pm    (note: this date has been shifted to the week prior due to Winter Break)

Events 07

Oct 16, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Determining Disability

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

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 disability. Can… 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

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

Apr 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

JP Onnela

This is a talk in the monthly Digital Health @ Harvard  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

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