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Linus Bengtsson, MD, Ph.D.
Executive Director


Dr. Bengtsson pioneered the use of mobile operator data to monitor population displacement during the tragic 2010 Haiti earthquake as well as for predicting the spread of cholera during the severe Haiti cholera outbreak the same year. His academic research at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, focuses on public health applications of information technology in low-income settings. He has a Ph.D. in Global Public Health from Karolinska Institute. Dr. Bengtsson has extensive experience from low- and middle-income settings both from clinical work and research studies. His work has been performed in Vietnam, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Pakistan, Brazil and Ethiopia. Dr. Bengtsson previously worked as clinical epidemiologist for the Gapminder Foundation.