Public health research produces a lot of data that needs to be evaluated in order to advocate for impactful interventions. Having a firm grasp of the statistical computing skill-set can help you analyze this information effectively.
Matt and guest hosts Michelle Caunca and Sarah Ackley discuss a study on a new treatment to stop migraines, they talk about stitching together multiple datasets to study lifecourse epidemiology, and Michelle tells us about how doctors react to observational epidemiology.
Matt, Jen, and guest Jennifer Weuve discuss a study that looks at whether elective and non-elective C-sections are leading to increased BMI in kids, they discuss a blog that asks whether bad statistical practices are crowding out good ones, and Matt breaks out his dance moves.
Over the past few years we’ve seen more and more young people engaging in social and health related conversations on the local, national, and global level. Not only does youth engagement positively impact the community, but it helps young people develop leadership skills and self-esteem.
This summer, public health professionals participated in the 2019 program, Essentials of Biostatistics with SAS JMP®. We asked two participants, Shirin and Jennifer, to tell us about their experience in the program.
I love teaching young people about the opportunities that exist in biostatistics–because they are often unaware. Students who like solving complicated problems, working in teams and contributing to solutions that improve health are perfect candidates for biostatistics!