Tag Archives: my research
> Some scientists think that’s what’s really needed: for journalists to simply learn more about statistics in order to better weigh the validity of new studies as they report on them.
A cool addition to the big verbal autopsy study I worked on a few years ago is out now: “symptomatic diagnosis” takes the verbal autopsy approach and applies it to find out what ails people non-fatally. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/15
I gave a talk on automatic methods to map from verbal autopsy interview results to underlying causes of death last August, and I like the slides so much that I’m going put them online here. Cheers to the new IHME themed templates for Power Point!
I gave a seminar last week for the UW computer scientists interested in doing good with technology. It’s a fun crowd. Here are the slides, requested by a regular attendee who couldn’t be there.
I’m away from work for some really exciting family stuff, but while I wait on that, our paper on trends in smoking prevalence has just come out, along with a fun interactive data visualization of the results, and some media coverage that I think tells the story quite well.
What makes this work methodologically challenging is that the data comes from telephone surveys, but people who smoke stopped using landlines more than people who don’t smoke:
GBD 2010: The Global Burden of Ischemic Heart Disease in 1990 and 2010: The Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study
I wish I had been more diligent in collecting the disease-specific papers that have come out following the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study… here is the latest one to go into print: Moran et al, The Global Burden of Ischemic Heart Disease in 1990 and 2010: The Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, in Circulation.