Dani Poole is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her overall career goal is to leverage data to improve health in humanitarian crises. Dani uses epidemiological and statistical methods to quantify health outcomes and their predictors for intervention design and monitoring and evaluation in crises.
Dani works at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on evaluating the use, effectiveness, and inequalities of information communication technologies in crises. She is a Graduate Student Affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and has completed fellowships with the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality and International Data Responsability Group. Her dissertation research includes 1) the study of mobile phone usage and refugee mental health in the European migration crisis, 2) mental health screening for refugee populations, 3) absolute and relative economic inequality and exposure to violence in South Africa, and 4) geographical trends in HIV acquisition.
She serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Harvard Public Health Review and Editorial Assistant for Trauma Psychology News.