Tag Archives: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities

PowerPoint for Visualizations: A Simple Tool for Minimizing Complexity

You can make data visualizations in PowerPoint without learning other software applications or needing to buy new licenses.

PowerPoint for visualizations is an easy choice – but you have to do a lot of hacks and configurations to get the software to do what you want. Take my online course and learn my tricks!

Connecting SAS to Other Applications: Different Strategies

Did you know it is possible to integrate SAS with other data environments, like Microsoft SQL or Excel?

Connecting SAS to other applications is often necessary, and there are many ways to do it. Read this blog post for a couple of use-cases of SAS data integration using various SAS components.

Portfolio Project Examples for Independent Data Science Projects

Are you a data scientist who is interested in doing independent portfolio projects to sharpen your skills? Then I strongly suggest you get a coach or a mentor.

Portfolio project examples are sometimes needed for newbies in data science who are looking to complete independent projects. This blog post provides some great examples of independent projects you can do with datasets available online!

Applications Basics for Data Analysts and Statisticians

Many people trained in healthcare and public health do not know much about applications.

Applications basics are now essential knowledge if you want to do data science in healthcare. Get a crash course in applications basics!

Statistics Trivia for Data Scientists

Public health, artificial intelligence, and data science trivia! Fun! Educational! Test your knowledge!

Statistics trivia for data scientists will refresh your memory from the courses you’ve taken – or maybe teach you something new! Visit my blog to find out!

Benchmarking Runtime is Different in SAS Compared to Other Programs

How do you measure how long it takes for code to run in different programs? And why would you want to measure something like that? Mainly, the reason to benchmark runtime is so that you can figure out how to optimize your code.

Benchmarking runtime is different in SAS compared to other programs, where you have to request the system time before and after the code you want to time and use variables to do subtraction, as I demonstrate in this blog post.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the SAMHSA?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA is an agency that separates mental health from physical health.

What does the SAMHSA actually do for mental health and substance abuse patients in the US? The answer is, “nothing directly” – however, indirectly, SAMHSA has had a profound impact on behavioral health patients, and the result has not always been positive, as you can read in my blog post.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the HRSA?

Local health departments are funded by HRSA which provides grants to them to help them with community health

“What is the HRSA?” can be answered two ways: with a short answer, and a long answer. The short answer is that it is the agency that funds public health departments in the United States. The long answer, which I unpack in my blog post, is more nuanced, harrowing, and ultimately, depressing.

“Bad Blood” Shows how Theranos was an Abject Failure in Data Stewardship: Part 3 of 5

You need governance in data science whether you are doing clinical research in a healthcare setting or in a laboratory.

The book “Bad Blood” describes the fall of startup unicorn Theranos, but also provides insight into the company’s abject failure at data stewardship, which I talk about in this blog post.

What is Open Access Publishing in Scientific Journals and Why Should I Pay for it?

If you are wondering why it costs so much to publish in the peer-reviewed literature, you need to learn about the scientific publishing business.

If you believe in open source software, then you probably also agree with open source publishing. Why is it so expensive compared to open source software? My blog post has the answers.

Verified by MonsterInsights