A summer 2018 presentation at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University

A few words about this presentation



In 2018, I was invited by the Department of Biomedical Informatics of Emory University School of Medicine to present some of my work. Using health economics and organizational theory principles, I discussed the different mobile-health projects I conducted in Guatemala in a presentation entitled “Crowdsourcing Disease Surveillance Data with Mobile Phones: A Multidisciplinary Approach.”

Discussions with faculty and students during and after my presentation were extremely valuable. I tried to evaluate how well I did by sharing a short evaluation survey. I received 11 responses; 8/11 (73%) answered that all or most of the information presented during the talk was new to them. The rest answered that about half of it or some of it was new to them. 8/11 (73%) thought the presentation of information was clear; the rest thought it was somewhat clear. 4/11 (37%) thought the content presented was very helpful, and the rest thought it was somewhat helpful. Everyone thought I gave about the right amount of detail in my presentation (not too much, not too little detail). Ten respondents (91%) were satisfied with my presentation (2/11 were very satisfied, 8/11 were satisfied), and 1 was neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Nine persons (82%) thought I answered questions extremely or very well; 2 thought I answered them somewhat well.

Many of the projects I discussed can be found in the publications section of my blog.