Big Data

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Modeling the Impact of Lockdown Measures and Coronavirus Response in India

Q&A with Rupam Bhattacharyya

Rupam Bhattacharyya, a doctoral student at Michigan Public Health, is part of a team of researchers that, as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded around the world, used standard epidemiologic models to do a situational assessment of the crisis in India—providing real-time data for authorities to assist leadership in addressing this global pandemic. Read more

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Coronavirus Modeling, Impact on India's Pandemic Response

Q&A with Bhramar Mukherjee

Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor and chair of biostatistics at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, leads a team of researchers that, as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded around the world, used standard epidemiologic models to do a situational assessment of the crisis in India—providing real-time data for authorities to assist leadership in addressing this global pandemic. Read more

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Digesting the Data: Tips for Understanding and Acting on the Coronavirus Numbers

Q&A with Neil K. Mehta

Humans produce a lot of data, and it seems the current epidemic crisis has accelerated our production of and engagement with numbers, graphs, and maps. But we can learn a lot from all the statistics, especially if we know how to digest and interpret it all. Demography expert Neil Mehta shares his thoughts on how to follow and understand the coronavirus outbreak in a meaningful way. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: A Wearable That Helps Women Get / Not Get Pregnant

New Contribution from Peter Song

Women’s bodies can be mysterious things—even to the women who inhabit them. But a wearable gadget called the Yono aims to replace mystery with knowledge derived from statistics, big data, and machine learning. Read more

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System Grading Doctors Is Inefficient, Needs Revisions

New Research from Jun Li

A system created to grade doctors and empower patients to make better decisions falls short of its goal of providing information useful to consumers, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers. Read more

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Electronic Health Records May Compromise Safety for Chemotherapy Patients

New Research from Christopher Friese and Minal Patel

Electronic health records were supposed to streamline patient information, but in the decade since inception, health workers claim they have compromised patient care and complicated their jobs. A recent University of Michigan study confirms earlier research about EHRs' shortcomings—this time in the highly complex outpatient chemotherapy setting. Read more