Dr. Andrew Schroeder is the Vice President of Research and Analysis for Direct Relief. He leads Direct Relief’s work in GIS mapping, epidemiological analysis and humanitarian informatics. His work has been published or featured in publications including Science, The Lancet, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Motherboard Vice, Wired, The New Humanitarian, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, and the International Journal of Cancer. He has worked in a consulting and advisory capacity for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Dr. Schroeder is the co-founder, along with colleagues at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, of the COVID-19 Mobility Data Network, a global network of infectious disease experts and public health responders dedicated to real-time digital epidemiological analysis during the Covid-19 pandemic and future health emergencies. He is also the co-founder and Board President of the global nonprofit WeRobotics.org, which builds local capacity in robotics applications for humanitarian aid, development, and global health in 30 countries around the world. Dr. Schroeder earned his Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University and his Master of Public Policy (MPP) and certification in Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.