Speaking of cool IHME seminars, last month we heard one on a social network analysis of the health policy actors involved in national-level policy change. So cool: http://www.healthdata.org/video/policy-development-integrated-community-case-management-iccm-national-and-global-levels-mixed
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I used to keep up so well with the weekly IHME seminars on this blog. They are still weekly, but now they come too fast for me to capture… I guess it’s me.
There have been a few recently that really need to be mentioned, however, such as last week’s presentation on mapping *all* infectious diseases globally. Audacious project by Simon Hay: http://www.healthdata.org/video/mapping-global-distribution-all-infectious-disease
On Oct 15, we had a seminar from Yale Professor Angel Hsu on her work developing indicators for country performance on environmental sustainability. I found it surprisingly positive, for example this score card for the United States that says almost everything is getting better or at least staying the same:
This seems to conflict with the EPA report that came out recently and reminded me to write this.
The IHME weekly seminar kicked off for the quarter last week with Ver Bilano’s work on Estimation of recent trends in tobacco use and baseline projections to 2025. Ver used DisMod-MR extensively for this project, so I knew I was going to love it ahead of time.
I have fallen way behind in noting the IHME weekly seminars, but I was just thinking of this wonderful one from last semester, and I couldn’t wait any longer to link to it: Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health by H. Gilbert Welch.
Last week for IHME seminar, we heard from Kate Starbird about Crowds, crisis, and convergence: crowdsourcing in the context of disasters. It reminded me of the visual displays of quantitative information I hacked on after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Did I ever tell you how the US State Department called to ask if they could use that graphic in a presentation? I thought it was a prank.
As often is the case, a recording of the talk is available online.
IHME Seminar: Unifying the Counterfactual and Graphical Approaches to Causality via Single World Intervention Graphs (SWIGs)
Thomas Richardson gave a recent seminar at IHME about how the potential outcomes crowd can make sense of graphical models and vice versa. It also has a CSSS working paper to complement it, a trend in our recent seminars: http://www.csss.washington.edu/Papers/wp128.pdf
IHME Seminar: Bayesian reconstruction: estimating past populations and vital rates by age with uncertainty in a variety of data-quality contexts
A recent IHME seminar by Mark Wheldon described a Bayesian approach to estimating past populations and vital rates by age. I like this stuff. The talk is online, and there is a CSSS working paper on it, too: http://www.csss.washington.edu/Papers/wp117.pdf
IHME Seminar: Sienna Craig on Fertility variation and child survivorship among Tibetan women from northern Nepal
Tomorrow we have our weekly seminar at IHME, and I’m getting ahead of the curve in mentioning it here. We will hear from Sienna Craig on maternal and child health above 10,000 feet for over 10,000 years. Insert jokes about how that is a long time to be so high. If you are not here in person, you can view the talk online: http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/news-events/seminar/fertility-variation-and-child-survivorship-among-tibetan-women-northern-nepal-bi
I’m catching up on all the happenings around IHME while I was busy last quarter, and here is the one where information technology served me the best. The Wednesday seminar from Oct 30 was a particularly cool approach to finding out about “hidden health behaviors” from waste water monitoring, like if there is more psychostimulant use in urban or rural settings.
It is the one where information technology served me the best because I was traveling when this seminar happened, and I watched it in a live broadcast online when I couldn’t fall asleep in Geneva. Yay technology. You can watch it now, too, in archived form. Yay, again.