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ANDRÉS COLUBRI

Postdoctoral Associate at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
The Question

Working in Nigeria a few months ago during an outbreak, my colleagues and I observed that doctors faced a key challenge: How could they rapidly share patient data—a necessity for real-time medical interventions and to stop the spread of disease—without endangering patient privacy?

The Approach

With BroadIgnite funding, my colleagues and I will develop algorithms that anonymize data enough to protect patients, while still ensuring that it will yield key insights into the spread of infectious disease. Ideally, these algorithms will become the basis of mobile-friendly software that accelerates outbreak response by easing the secure sharing not only of patient data, but also of machine learning models obtained from that data.