Using the Power of Data Analytics to Deliver High-Value Health Services and Improve Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) in Brazil

Last May, the Data Collaborative on Health System Performance (DC-HSP) Consultative Group, consisting of researchers and health and policy experts, came together in São Paulo, Brazil, to identify the largest challenges in addressing cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the country. CVDs, which consist of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, such as ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, hypertensive heart disease, and other related conditions, is the leading cause of death…

In the spotlight: Zia Shakir

Can you tell us more about your background? I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Engineering from University of Madras, India and came to the United States to pursue a graduate program. But ended up taking a job as a Software Engineer and quickly moved to managing projects and teams. Later, I transitioned to working on an amalgam of strategy and management consulting. I attended graduate school and completed a M.S. at…

In the spotlight: Dr. Gabriela Borin

Can you tell us more about your background? I graduated from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil with a Bachelor in Physical Therapy, in 2008. I then pursued a Specialization in Physical Therapy in Sports at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil and I did my Master’s in Science at the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. During this period, I also worked as a physical therapist in major private and…

In the spotlight: Johnattan Garcia-Ruiz

When did you join the HSIL and what’s your role? I joined the HSIL in August 2023 as a senior associate.   Can you tell us more about your work? I was privileged to lead the organizing team of our 2023 Health Systems Innovation Hackathon focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. We partnered with leading institutions in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Perú, and three global health institutions. Together we…

Meet our spotlight of the week: Dr. Kwabena F. Lartey

When did you join the HSIL and what’s your role? I joined the Lab at its inception in August 2021 as part of the core team and have been privileged to have been working here since then. I currently serve as a Research Associate and a Teaching Fellow in Global Health Systems and Health Innovation.   Can you tell us more about your work? My work transcends the streams of…

HSIL joins the Data Collaborative for Cardiovascular Population Health

The Health System Innovation Lab has joined the data collaborative for cardiovascular population health, #AI4BetterHearts, co-founded by the Novartis Foundation, Accenture and Microsoft. This collaborative will focus on collaborating over global data to address health systems performance for Cardiovascular Health and ultimately engaging policymakers to develop appropriate policies to achieve more effective, efficient, equitable and responsive health systems and better cardiovascular health outcomes. The collaborative consists people in academia, government, private and non-profit sectors, with the goal…

Meet our spotlight of the week: Dr. Caroline Bulstra

Caroline Bulstra

When did you join the HSIL and what’s your role? I joined the Lab in September 2022 as a Visiting Scientist. I’m also a postdoc at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health in Germany. Next to leading various research projects, I am part of the Social Media team and involved in activities around strategy development of the Lab and onboarding and mentoring of students within the Lab.   Can you…