Dani Poole

Graduate Student Researcher, Signal Program on Human Security and Technology

Dani Poole is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her academic and research interests are broadly in the subfields of humanitarian response, human rights, and econometrics, and cross-cutting issues such as gender equality. She is particularly interested in the health impacts of humanitarian action, violence prevention, and human rights-based approaches to population health.  

Dani works at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on evaluating the use and effectiveness of information communication technologies in emergencies and disasters. Her current work includes a survey study of the role of mobile phones in migration in the current European migration crisis.  

Dani also works on assessing trends in exposure to violence in South Africa over the past decade and analyzing the intersection of violence and the HIV epidemic. She currently serves as Deputy Editor for the Harvard Public Health Review, and Editorial Assistant for Health Systems & Reform and Trauma Psychology News.  

Dani completed her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) at Brown University, and received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Seattle University.