Pan-African “Data Science in Health” Seminar Project:

Vision, Mission, and Design

 

Overview:

The “Data Science in Health” seminar project aims to create materials and a flexible framework to enable African institutions to offer short seminars that will introduce aspects of data science in health to prospective students as well as professional colleagues in industry and government.

 

Introduction to Data Science in Health - Dr. Ahmed El Sayed

Instructor Profile:

Ahmed ElSayed
Professor of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Higher Diploma of Health Informatics.
Director of University Health Research Center
Khartoum, Sudan

 

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mHealth and Behavior - Josh West

Instructor Profile:

Joshua H. West, Ph.D., MPH
Department of Public Health
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

 

 

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Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Dan Ollendorf

Instructor Profile:

Dan Ollendorf, Ph.D.
Director, Value Measurement & Global Health Initiatives
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tuft Medical Center, MA, USA

 

Description:
Part 1 (Introduction)

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Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Dan Ollendorf

Instructor Profile:

Dan Ollendorf, Ph.D.
Director, Value Measurement & Global Health Initiatives
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tuft Medical Center, MA, USA

 

Description:
Part 2 (Exercise)

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Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Dan Ollendorf

Instructor Profile:

Dan Ollendorf, Ph.D.
Director, Value Measurement & Global Health Initiatives
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tuft Medical Center, MA, USA

 

Description:
Part 3 ( Conclusion)

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Health Informatics - Lincoln Sheets

Instructor Profile:

Lincoln Sheets, MD, PhD
Associate Director of Evaluation, Show-Me ECHO
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Missouri, USA

 

 

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Biomedical Imaging - Sami El Sayed

Instructor Profile:

Sami Elsayed
Physician in Pittsburgh, PA - USA

 

 

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Image Processing Workflows - Kwasi Agbleke

Instructor Profile:

Kwasi Agbleke, Ph.D,
Imaging Specialist, Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, Harvard University
President and Co-founder, Sena Institute of Technology (www.sitghana.org)
Founder, Talkcoast (https://talkcoast.com)

 

 

Description:

Discusses key fluorescence microscopy techniques, data acquisition and image processing workflow developments.

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Introduction to R studio - Khalid Obeid Kheiri

Instructor Profile:

Khalid Obeid Kheiri
Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
University of Khartoum, Sudan.

 

 

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Epidemiological Modeling - Chris Thron

Instructor Profile:

Christopher Thron
Associate Professor of Math
Texas A&M-Central Texas

 

 

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Data Mining in Genetics - Kwasi Agbleke

Instructor Profile:

Kwasi Agbleke, Ph.D,
Imaging Specialist, Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, Harvard University
President and Co-founder, Sena Institute of Technology (www.sitghana.org)
Founder, Talkcoast (https://talkcoast.com)

 

Description:

If a module has prerequisites (i.e. in computer software, statistics, math etc.) to understanding the material or doing the activity, the authors should make this clear in the module introductory materials. Supplementary modules may be designed (by other authors) to provide the requisite background.

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Medical Population Genetics - Emile Chimusa

Instructor Profile:

Emile R. Chimusa, PhD
Professor and Group Leader
Computational Population Genetics and Genetics Epidemiology Group.
Programme Convener: Human Genetics and Forensic Genetics UCT
Division of Human genetics
Department of Pathology
University of Cape Town

 

Description:

If a module has prerequisites (i.e. in computer software, statistics, math etc.) to understanding the material or doing the activity, the authors should make this clear in the module introductory materials. Supplementary modules may be designed (by other authors) to provide the requisite background.

 

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High-Performance Computing - Emile Chimusa

Instructor Profile:

Emile R. Chimusa, PhD
Professor and Group Leader
Computational Population Genetics and Genetics Epidemiology Group.
Programme Convener: Human Genetics and Forensic Genetics UCT
Division of Human genetics
Department of Pathology
University of Cape Town

Description:

If a module has prerequisites (i.e. in computer software, statistics, math etc.) to understanding the material or doing the activity, the authors should make this clear in the module introductory materials. Supplementary modules may be designed (by other authors) to provide the requisite background.

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Geospatial Health Analytics - Chi-Ren Shyu

Instructor Profile:

Chi-Ren Shyu, Ph.D., FAMIA
Director, Institute for Data Science and Informatics
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, MU BD2K NLM T32 Training Program
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-2060, USA

 

Description:

If a module has prerequisites (i.e. in computer software, statistics, math etc.) to understanding the material or doing the activity, the authors should make this clear in the module introductory materials. Supplementary modules may be designed (by other authors) to provide the requisite background.

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