Category Archives: On the Brink: At the Intersection of Data and Health

The Golden Age of Health Research Funding

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Does Living on a Prayer Work?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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The Opioid Data Crisis

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS Opioid addiction is having a tremendous impact on the United States. The CDC says that all-cause overdose deaths have more than tripled from approximately 20,000 in 2000 to over 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, with 70% of 2016 deaths linked to opioids. Agencies at all levels of government struggle to help combat the

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Income Lost from Snow Days*

by Guest Contributor Stas Kolenikov “I’d like to thank my friend and colleague Dr. Stas Kolenikov for contributing to this month’s guest blog. Dr. Kolenikov is a Senior Associate at Abt Associates Inc. He publishs papers in academic journals related to economics, psychology, sociology, and survey methodology. In other walks of life, he bikes the roads and hikes the trails

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What the #$@&*! Is Blockchain?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Opportunistic Research Opportunities

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Text Mining UFO Data: Little Green Aliens or Santa’s Elves?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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