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To read: What makes an academic paper useful for health policy?

https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0544-8

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What makes an academic paper useful for health policy?

Christopher J M Whitty

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Reusable Holdout

Cool paper, cool idea, ICYMI:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/349/6248/636.full.pdf

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Subject: [iuni_systems_sci-l] Article of interest: reusable holdout method

Dwork, C., Feldman, V., Hardt, M., Pitassi, T., Reingold, O., & Roth, A. (2015). The reusable holdout: Preserving validity in adaptive data analysis.Science, 349(6248), 636-638.

Misapplication of statistical data analysis is a common cause of spurious discoveries in
scientific research. Existing approaches to ensuring the validity of inferences drawn from data
assume a fixed procedure to be performed, selected before the data are examined. In common
practice, however, data analysis is an intrinsically adaptive process, with new analyses
generated on the basis of data exploration, as well as the results of previous analyses on the
same data. We demonstrate a new approach for addressing the challenges of adaptivity based
on insights from privacy-preserving data analysis. As an application, we show how to safely
reuse a holdout data set many times to validate the results of adaptively chosen analyses.

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/349/6248/636.full-text.pdf+html

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Journal Club: Counter-measures for Implicit Bias

This long-read from vox.com would be 13 pages if I printed it, but it is for a general audience, so it’s not like a 13 page research paper.
http://www.vox.com/identities/2016/11/15/13595508/racism-trump-research-study

Linked from the link is this amazing video:

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Journal Club: Reducing Bias in Academic Search Committees

Short article from the kick-off of a new IHME journal club, with a focus on diversity and health disparities: [link]

Topics that bubbled up in discussion: composition of search committees, pipeline issues and other barriers to attracting diverse candidates, the scale of the problem with systemic racism.

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Journal Club: Ten Frequently Asked Questions About Implicit Measures and Their Frequently Supposed, But Not Entirely Correct Answers

Second edition of the Diversity Lunch Discussion journal club, with a focus on the Implicit Association Test. Many participants also *took* an IAT—Rose suggests you try taking the Race IAT before our discussion tomorrow: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

So much knowledge and expertise in this group.

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CVRS analysis in Kiribati

To read: Mortality and life expectancy in Kiribati based on analysis of reported deaths

http://pophealthmetrics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12963-016-0072-6

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Article I’m interested in: “Machine Learning and the Profession of Medicine”

Darcy AM, Louie AK, Roberts L. Machine Learning and the Profession of Medicine. JAMA. 2016;315(6):551-552. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18421.

> Must a physician be human? …

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2488315

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