Open Data Project

Collaborated with Google Health to develop the world's most extensive COVID dataset, which meticulously tracked case numbers and vaccine distribution across more than 20,000 unique locations in over 190 countries.

The work was used by many organizations such as the WHO/Covax, The World Bank, IMF, Harvard University Research, USAID, and Verily just to name a few.

American Journal of Health Education

Best Practices in the Creation of a COVID-19 Open Data Project Through a Partnership with Google Health and the Non-Profit FinMango

This paper reinforces the need for a universal standard for publishing open data with consistent reporting. Through the creation of the project, the Model offers best practices and solutions for universally releasing types of data to assist public health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and others in health-related fields in understanding and managing the virus, and in the mobilization of resources in future responses to local and global need.

Appreciation letter from Google

Small Acts, BIG Impact

Our work went into vaccine research, helped governments decide public policy, and guide travel safety measures amongst many other things. The work was used by many organizations such as the WHO/Covax, The World Bank, IMF, Harvard University Research, USAID, and Verily just to name a few international organizations.

Key Contributors

Contributors that worked on the project from start to finish (2020 - 2022).

Pam Hoalt, PhD
Advisor / Research

Professor Emerita, Health Education, Malone University. Taught Public Health with specialty areas in Epidemiology, Community & Public Health, Program Planning & Evaluation, and Health Psychology.

James Glasgow, PhD
Advisor / Research

Professor Emerita, Computer Science. Glasgow is a FBI InfraGard member. InfraGard is associated with the FBI and is dedicated to sharing sensitive but unclassified information and intelligence.

Ojasvinee Singh, JD
Legal / Partnerships

OJ is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergrad, where she majored in Political Science, minored in Legal Studies & History, and Economic Policy, and played varsity tennis.

James Glasgow, Pharm.D.

James is currently the chief pharmacist at a chain pharmacy in Northeast Ohio. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and an undergrad degree in mathematics.

Rebeca Lozano

Rebeca works in Quantitative Modeling at S&P Global Ratings. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas and a graduate degree in Data Science from Liverpool John Moores University.

Kishan Patel

Kishan is a recent graduate from  The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Finance and Real Estate. He currently works as a revenue analyst at Veeva Systems.

Uday Patel

Uday is a recent Finance graduate from The Ohio State University. He currently works as a Plant Financial Analyst, Aerospace Group (FLDP) at Eaton Corporation.

Kevin D'Souza

Kevin is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a unique skill set that blends accounting and analytics.

Enrico Buoro

Enrico is currently an NCAA tennis athlete who is also the founder of Xassa, a company revolutionizing the beverage industry with the concept of Cachaça, the most consumed distilled type of alcohol in Brazil.

Martin Noguera
Advisor / Researcher

Martin is a Research Administrator for the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine and a PhD student at the University of Florida. He received his Bachelors from Florida International University in Miami and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology & Cell Science.

Scott Glasgow
Project Lead

Scott is a passionate innovator, author, and unwavering optimist, best known as the founder of FinMango. His journey revolves around creating and nurturing - whether it's pioneering tech products, crafting delicious plant-based recipes, or spearheading impactful social initiatives.

Oscar Wahltinez
Google Advisor

Oscar has 10+ years of experience at Microsoft and Google. Experienced in leading technical teams, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data engineering, telemetry systems, software testing and mobile development.

All contributors

These contributors provided great insights about the impact of the pandemic on the local economies and also helped with research and manual curation of data sources for many regions including South Africa and US states.

Bruna Chixaro, Ahana Samat, Eric Liang, Chelsie Kindangen, Angelica Carlos, Nathan Immel, Josh Burton, Anthony Schilt, Nicholas Lange, Corina Newsome, Kevin doyle, Hector Garcia, Dylan Forman, Bryce Chappelear, Esha Sharma, Marc Via, PhD., Jessie Francis, Anna Cava Grosso, Jared Orr, Caitlin Murphy, Alex Mitchell, Bailey Mohri, Harsha Haribhaskar, Leigh Mante, Nathan Manthei, Ishaan Dey, Antonio Machioni, Daniel Choi, Amber Wall, Azzzaam Kapadia, Tobias Abramenko, Siona Pathak, Sam Holtzapple, Swetha Sukumar, Tristan Groenewold, Jon Li, Bill Maimone.