big data

October 24, 2018

In this article, GeekWire reporter Lisa Stiffler talks to Dr. Christopher Murray about the establishment of the Institute of Health Metrics and evaluation, but also what makes him tick. 

Noah Simon, UW assistant professor of biostatistics, is using big data to develop open-source software that could help other scientists better understand diseases.

UW law professor and former federal prosecutor Mary Fan is pursuing a Ph.D. in public health to better understand how to prevent social harms before the damage reaches the criminal justice system.

The world is getting fatter, and – despite progress in many countries – more people than ever are smoking. Marie Ng of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation led efforts to gather the evidence for these findings. 

Timothy Thornton is using biostatistics to help identify genetic risk factors of the Hispanic population, which is much more diverse than the typically studied European populations. 

Every year ivory poachers kill upward of 50,000 African elephants, reducing that population from an estimated 1.3 million in 1979 to 350,000 today. The trend could make African elephants extinct within a decade.
 

Daniela Witten, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named to Forbes’

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