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Full Name: 
Brian DeRenzi
Academic Role: 
Academic/Faculty
Email Address: 
bderenziATcs.uct.ac.za
Biography: 

Brian DeRenzi received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (2011). His dissertation work focused on applying mobile technology to the problems of global health and development in low-income settings, with a focus on point of care tools for facility-based and Community Health Workers (CHWs) in East Africa. CommCare, which Brian helped design and initially deploy, has been scaled up and used by over 40 organisations in more than 15 countries. 

Research Project / Interests: 

Brian's recent work has focused on the development of secondary services enabled by the influx of data supplied by mobile health tools. Examples include tools to explore automated data quality, automated reminders and supervision, and performance feedback for health workers. More generally Brian is interested in completing feedback loops within health systems and communities at large. 

Group: 
Health