Thursday, 13.15-13.45

When the control group wins… Marc Mitchell, Dtree
When comparing a test group to  a control, typically we expect the test group to do better. What happens when it does not? What do we do when data tells us that the control group wins?” In this Talk we’ll share our experiences with the “Safer Deliveries” digital health project in Zanzibar, where the control group won.

Session Speaker:

Dr. Marc Mitchell, the Founder and President of D-International, and Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, is a pediatrician and management specialist who has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on the design and delivery of health care services. At Harvard, Dr. Mitchell has taught classes on mHealth, health management, and evaluation. Dr. Mitchell began his international career as a pediatrician at a hospital in rural Tanzania. Since then, he has worked at every level of the health system including including Assistant Secretary of Health in Papua New Guinea, advisor to the National Family Planning Program of Indonesia (BKKBN) and as a consultant to many international organizations including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, USAID, and DFID. Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on the use of mobile technology to increase access to high quality health care for the world’s poor. In 2004 this led to the founding of D-tree International whose mission is to support the use of digital technology that enables health care workers worldwide to deliver high quality care. Dr. Mitchell holds degrees from Harvard University (BA), Boston University (MD), and MIT’s Sloan School of Management (MS). Learn more about Dr Mitchell at Dtree and Harvard.