Fighting Misinformation: The Preprint Sifter

The Preprint Sifter is a new Twitter tool that tracks down Tweets from leading epidemiologists, virologists, public health and other experts who are posting, vetting and verifying COVID-19 related preprint papers.


Social Determinants of Health in the News

February 19, 2020

By Kate Raphael We’ve done several roundups of SDOH in the news. Here’s another collection of excerpts from six stories that caught our eye. 1. Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People—Reframing the Debate, The New England Journal of Medicine, December 2016. Although some advocates may see [Housing First’s lack of net cost savings] as disappointing, we believe [the Continue reading [...]

Social Determinants of Health Research in Health Affairs

February 15, 2020

By Kate Raphael The February issue of Health Affairs featured many SDOH-related papers. Below we highlighted several of these that present evidence on the effectiveness of policies aimed at addressing health-related social needs and/or structural-level drivers of health. Read on for excerpts, and follow the links for the full read. Quantifying Health Systems’ Investment In Continue reading [...]

“People have the wrong perception of AI”: Q & A with Richard Kimera

February 13, 2020

Richard Kimera is a lecturer at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science and Technology and part of the DASH in Africa organizing team. He also chairs the annual Innovations Tech Summit for Africa, a convening of public, private, and government agencies and research institutions aimed at sharing research innovations and opening channels of communication between government, Continue reading [...]