Buckee named a “CNN 10” top thinker

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Caroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), was hailed as one of 10 “visionaries whose ideas are shaping our future” by CNN. An October 22, 2013 article profiled Buckee and nine other thinkers in the world of science and technology “who are changing the world with their insights and innovations.”

CNN cited Buckee’s research on using cell phone data to track the spread of malaria in Kenya. “Her research…has the potential to help public health officials around the globe control outbreaks — not just of malaria but of other deadly diseases as well,” CNN wrote. Said Buckee, “These types of data can yield accurate forecasts of where … disease will spread and how quickly. For policy-makers, that makes it a very powerful approach.”