Tag Archives: epidemiologic inference

Data Close-out Course: Learn How to do Data Close-out Online!

Data close-out course available in the DPS learning center is long and comprehensive, so I call it a “boot camp”. This data-close out course will teach you what you need to know to plan a data close-out.

Data close-out course is what you need if you want to combine data from multiple sources and serve it to users. Learn how with our online boot camp!

Descriptive Analysis of Black Friday Death Count Database: Creative Classification

The Black Friday Death Count database has a list of news reports of deaths or injuries on Black Friday.

Descriptive analysis of Black Friday Death Count Database provides an example of how creative classification can make a quick and easy data science portfolio project!

Classification Crosswalks: Strategies in Data Transformation

What if you have too many categories in a categorical variable? Your cardinality is too high for a chi-square analysis.

Classification crosswalks are easy to make, and can help you reduce cardinality in categorical variables, making for insightful data science portfolio projects with only descriptive statistics. Read my blog post for guidance!

Internship Strategy for Data Science: Download our Guide!

In data science, you can learn applied skills by being part of an internship at a noted organization.

Internship strategy for data science is not obvious, and even if you are in a college program, they often expect you to find your own internship. Download our internship strategy guide and get the experience you want!

Rebrand as a Data Scientist: Online Mentoring Program

Want to apply your domain knowledge to the field of data science? Join our mentoring program!

Learn about our online data science group mentoring program, and find out if it is right for you!

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

You may have wondered if public health workers who are employed by local public health departments have a professional society devoted just to them. That's NACCHO.

You may already know that NACCHO is NOT cheese – but what is it? It’s a professional society for local public health officials. Read my blog post to learn what NACCHO does, and who it serves.

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

Veterans in the United States can choose healthcare from a public system after leaving the active duty military.

What is the VA – which stands for Veterans Affairs? This United States federal agency is tasked with ensuring veterans receive their benefits – especially health benefits. Unfortunately, as my blog post explains, the VA is facing a myriad of challenges today, including funding problems as well as corruption.

Recommended Model for QA/QI in Healthcare: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, not PDSA! Part 5 of 5

The Plan Do Study Act model does not use traditional epidemiological study designs that are peer-reviewed

I describe the three steps of my alternative model to the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model for quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) in healthcare.

Applying Rothman’s Causal Pie Model to the Death of George Floyd

Weighing relative causes visually is easier with Rothman's causal pie model

In the murder trial of Officer Derek Chauvin, the prosecution must demonstrate that the police officer’s knee on George Floyd’s neck constituted a “substantial” cause of Mr. Floyd’s death “beyond a reasonable doubt”. This presents a challenge in weighing relative causes of death, and this leads us essentially to causal inference. My blog post demonstrates […]

Review of Boston University MPH Online Learning Modules for Teaching Graduate Level Public Health Online

If you want to learn your terminology in basic epidemiology, then you want to look at these educational learning modules.

If you are learning epidemiology or refreshing your memory of your formal study of it, you always want to have credible scientific definitions at hand of terms such as “measures of association”. Read my blog post for quick links to Boston University’s online educational module!

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