What are Medical-Legal Partnerships? Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) promote health justice by adding lawyers to healthcare teams or hospital referral networks. They are based on the understanding that many health conditions cannot be managed solely in a clinical setting. For example, issues with food insecurity may affect diabetes management, and issues with mold and pests in [...]
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Most of us are used to interacting with voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. These tools are great for handling everyday tasks related to scheduling and productivity. They are also pretty good at answering general trivia questions. My colleague and I are voice assistant enthusiasts, and we were curious about how these [...]
I wrote this analysis for a course called Financing Aids to Zika in LMICs that I took as part of my Health and the Public Interest master’s program. For the assignment, I used AIDSCost with Stata statistical software to model AIDS/HIV spending scenarios for Namibia. NOTE: This paper was written before the COVID-19 pandemic and [...]
I wrote this analysis as part of a Health Economics course in my Health and the Public Interest master's program. The assignment required me to analyze a health policy and propose how to apply it in a community setting. I grew up in Louisiana, so I have been following the state's plan to use [...]
Last spring, I completed a training course from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine called Research Data Management 102. The course explored topics from all stages of the RDM lifecycle: open science principles data literacy data wrangling with OpenRefine data visualization with Python data storytelling with Jupyter Notebooks I enjoyed experimenting with basic statistics [...]
I teach workshops on Google Data Studio. Although it was created as a marketing tool, it works well for visualizing health data. I'm always looking for public health use cases that will be useful for our students. Johns Hopkins maintains a repository of COVID-19 data, so I connected it to Data Studio to create this [...]