Qiqi- China

Qiqi (Kiki) is from China. She majors in Global Health as a graduate student and her research interests are on avian influenza and viral phylodynamics. As a part of leadership of the project, MyH2O - “Water Information Network”, Kiki has been working on the goal of clean water and sanitation for three years. With her expertise, 3000 data points from water sampling around more than 900 Chinese villages that MyH2O has collected are now safely stored, analyzed and visualized. She also contributed significantly to the streamlining of the data portal and field data collection process. Imoproving public health by better public engagement with the power of data and technology is of her great interest. Kiki aims to advance the project MyH2O as a better leader in two ways: to make the best of the collected data to impact the public in an approach that would be officially accepted by the government; to better engage the public in the project to include information from much more communities and to form a dense network of volunteers in local communities across China in the long term.