People are hungry for more and more data about the pandemic. It’s not that they are trained on how to use it. It’s just that they want to have some sort of control over the situation. They need just a little more faith in the professionals.
When I started working as an epidemiologist at a state health department, one of the most often used tools was the Microsoft Office Suite of programs. I used Excel for data analysis and visualization, Access to create and manage databases, Power Point to create presentations, and Word to create reports. Nevertheless, I've always been an [...]
You're probably getting tired of my blog posts about violence in Baltimore. Well, tough. That's where my "Thesis 2.0", as it were, is headed, so you're going to have to live with it. Anyway, I got a little curious last night at the rate of homicides per day in Baltimore and whether or not there [...]
Baltimore City is one of few cities in the world where a lot of public information is put out to the public in order to be more transparent. Although I'm sure that there are still some things that are secret, they do a good job of posting homicide and other crime data. So I got [...]
The tools of epidemiology can be applied to more than just physical diseases of people. We can apply them to social ailments in both narrow and broad terms. Data can tell us a lot, and it can guide us on how to move forward in attacking an issue.
I know I’ve shown you all maps of data before, but I’m going to do it again. If you know me, you know that I loves me some data. In this blog post, we’re going to look at this map in detail. The map is the brainchild of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. [...]