The HDS program is committed to fostering an environment where campus-wide researchers with an interest in HDS-related research can meet, discuss thoughts and ideas, and collaborate. A series of monthly forums is currently scheduled to advance this goal, and support from an Advisory Committee--whose members represent a wide range of health data related research in public health, pharmacy, engineering, computer science and veterinary medicine--has greatly assisted in this process

The monthly events will allow researchers to share experiences about work in progress regarding health data methods, resources, regulatory issues; novel datasets; and development of new tools/software for health research. Faculty and students across campus and affiliates are welcome. 

The initial event is scheduled for 3:15pm-4:15pm Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. The HDS Community will begin with a session of flash talks from four members of the planning committee:

  • Denise Hynes (CPHHS, CGRB) - Using the AHRQ Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data to Examine Mental Health in Veterans, i.e. Re-Using a national public health dataset to address important questions
  • Joe Agor – (College of Engineering) - Analysis and use of longitudinal electronic health record data for personalized medicine, i.e. Health care data is messy but can be used to personalize medicine for each individual patient
  • Yumie Takata – (CPHHS) - Epidemiological data for diet and disease association studies, i.e. Diet, Disease and Dietary Recommendations’
  • Diana Govier – (CPHHS) - Healthcare Claims Data for Research, i.e. What's in it, what questions can we answer, and what can we supplement it with?

The event will also be streamed online at beav.es/Zgp, and will be available to download for those unable to attend online or in-person.

We look forward to a great first session, and hope to see you there!