Citizen-led Disease Risk Mapping and Vector Monitoring

Data Analytics Platform to Collect Geo-tagged Data on Environmental Risk Factors

Organization: Premise Data

Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Problem: Public health programs often fail to deliver efficient prevention and control of emerging disease threats. They lack visibility into on-the-ground conditions and need greater capacity to impact operational outcomes in the field. Lack of access to ground-truth information makes it difficult for programs to surface field needs in real-time, allocate resources intelligently and enforce operational commands at scale.

Solution: Premise helps health program build a scalable and coordinated operational capacity to proactively detect and adapt to emerging disease threats. Our mobile-first solution provides real-time tasking of field contributors and total visibility into ground-truth. The Premise technology delivers:

  • Ongoing data-driven operational optimization, based on dynamic targeting to ensure that the right prevention and control tasks get to the right contributors, at the right time, so that impact is maximized.
  • Real-time course-correction capacity, by providing on-the-ground visibility into field operations, dynamically sending tasks to field operators and coordinating networks to reach goals.
  • High-potential growth and scalability, by enabling health programs to scale network participation while ensuring high performance of large and diverse groups of users.
  • Analytics-driven engagement and behavior shaping, by embedding the latest advances in behavioral science into tailored feedback to users to build skills and shape behaviors towards successful outcomes.


Headshot of Moorea Brega

Moorea Brega – PhD in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley; M.S. and B.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Headshot of Gary Rudolph

Gary Rudolph – M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering, University of Southern California; B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Headshot of Giri Anantharaman

Giri Anantharaman – M.S. in Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science; BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Headshot of Sarah Tadlaoui

Sarah Tadlaoui – M.A. in International Affairs, Columbia University; B.A. in Government Studies, Sciences Po Paris

Headshot of Francisca Gilmore

Francisca Gilmore – B.A. in History and Political Science, Stanford University

Primary motivation:

"Premise is a Ground Truth℠ technology platform that dynamically tasks large groups of people—ranging from dozens of private employees to whole populations—to improve operational outcomes. By calling upon local, on-the-ground contributors to carry out actions and collect real-time data, Premise helps stakeholders manage human behavior in the field and maximize insights for smarter decision-making."

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