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Andrew Schroeder

Direct Relief International
Global Dir, Research & Analysis
As Direct Relief’s head of research and analysis, Dr. Schroeder leads an array of tech-driven initiatives to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and precision of disaster prep and humanitarian response. Recent examples include Direct Relief's work with Palantir Technologies to establish real time, actionable data feeds from aerial imagery to better inform rescue efforts and assess damage during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. Schroeder's pioneering use of GIS and analytics to inform and deliver humanitarian assistance has earned Direct Relief recognition that includes the ESRI President’s Award, citations in the New England Journal of Medicine, and invitations to present his findings at prominent conferences worldwide. Schroeder earned his Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University and his Masters of Public Policy (MPP) from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.