Donuts and data science

This workshop is designed to help students learn modern data science workflows using R and RStudio. We’ll focus on how to import, tidy, transform, and visualize data in preparation for analysis. We’ll also cover how to create reproducible reports and Shiny apps based on your data. There are no... [Read More]

In defense of description

I’m teaching a first-year student seminar this semester on challenges and solutions in global health and international development. It’s a fun weekly bookclub. Last week we read $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. This week we’ll discuss Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor... [Read More]

We didn’t feel very lucky

STAT has a very interesting profile on Wayne State researcher Zhuo-Hua Pan that contains a number of lessons about innovation and publishing. The short version is that in the early 2000s several research groups, including Pan’s, began experimenting with the ideas that would lead to the development of <a... [Read More]

They also need to consider whether the approach is something that can be implemented in the real world

The Cochrane Library of systematic reviews is featuring an update to a review last updated in 2011 titled “Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), third-wave CBT and interpersonal therapy (IPT) based interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents”. The evidence does not look good for depression prevention, especially “universal” prevention.... [Read More]

Planning ahead

Jared Baeten and colleagues published a prospective implementation study in PLOS Medicine last week on integrated delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with 1,013 heterosexual HIV-1-serodiscordant couples in Kenya and Uganda. The “Partners Demonstration Project” team enrolled couples with one HIV-positive partner and one uninfected partner... [Read More]