On August 14th, GSL’s Research Fellow Prativa Baral presented at York University’s first gathering on data science for health and humanitarian emergencies. Hosted by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (DIGHR) and the Lassonde School of Engineering (LSE), this meeting’s goal was to create a collaborative platform for researchers from different departments to pool together data-driven research with potential applications in a humanitarian context. Prativa’s presentation emphasized the importance of creatively employing methods with the available data particularly helpful in settings of conflict where the collection of raw data may not be readily available or accessible. Specifically, she discussed a systematic review that GSL is conducting on the effects of international law, diving into specifics of how systematic reviews can potentially be used to leverage existing data.
August 14, 2018