Train the next generation in using data for development in underserved communities.
Build demand and capacity for data use in social impact organizations.
Connect those trained on data use with the growing market for their skills.
A world where data analytics drives development.
A next generation of empowered data to insight specialists or, what we’d like to call, a next generation of John Snows.
Who was John Snow?
John Snow was an English physician in the 1800s commonly known as a founder of epidemiology. He is best known for his use of a point-based mapping system to track and minimize the English cholera epidemic by connecting it to a specific water source. His use of data to solve a public health crisis is a driving force behind DE’s purpose.
Employees & Consultants (click on photo to view bio)
Prem Durairaj, MS-MBA
Head of Program Implementation;
Meredith Hutchins, MPH
Health Systems Strengthening Specialist
Emilie Morissette, M.Sc.
FinTech Product Developer
Camila Ramos Vilches, MA
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Dr. Ami Gates
Data Science and Education Expert
Innovation Facilitator and Curriculum Designer
Dr. Liz Onufer
Online Training Development and Delivery Expert
Delmira Cristina Ravago Bastardo
Data Literacy & Visualization Trainer
Macarena Gajardo Alister
Marketing & Communications Consultant
Collective Impact Expert
Xan Paxton, MSPH
Head of Data Insights
Rob Segan, MPH, MBA
Head of Technical Direction;
Mohit Shrestha, MSBA
DE Advisory Board
Dr. Monita Baba-Djara
Global Health MPH
Loma Linda University
Dr. Joyce Malyn-Smith
Director of Strategic Initiatives,
Workforce and Human Development
Senior Principal Specialist,
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Engagement, and Inclusion
Dr. Jonathan Schwabish
Data Visualization Specialist
PolicyViz / Urban Institute
Dr. James Wolff, MD
BU School of Public Health
Rob and Prem met at Boston University’s Questrom School of Management in 2009. Having diverse backgrounds, they connected on their passion for development (both domestic and international), social impact, and how data could be used to benefit under served populations. Later on, they worked together in DC at Palladium, an international development government contractor, where they won more than $1B in contracts and grants for the business.
Having longstanding interests in utilizing data analytics to improve on development, Rob and Prem began their journey with Data Elevates in 2020.