Rumi Chunara, Instructor, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, shares the advancement of digital disease detection.
Rumi Chunara, PhD is an Instructor at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, with a background in building biological sensors. Her interests are on using information obtained from personal sensors to describe and predict population-level public health issues. Her research focuses on building and using novel information sources to accelerate and augment healthcare in places with all different levels of healthcare infrastructure. Rumi is trained as an engineer and received her BS in electrical engineering with honours from Caltech, and her doctoral studies were through the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She also has gained clinical experiences at hospitals in Pakistan, Kenya, and the USA.