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Bridging the data equity gap
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Bridging the data equity gap

New software makes it easier to report personalized health-study data back to participants, helping bridge a data equity gap. Health research depends on participant involvement, but participants are rarely given…

scientists use data to create modeling tactics to help manage Covid-19 treatment.
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Between the known, unknown, and the unknowable: How mathematical modeling of COVID-19 helped South Africa plan and shift scarce inpatient resources

Similar to many African countries, South Africa—the country where I work as a BU associate professor in global health—reported its first COVID-19 case on March 5, 2020, imported by a…

as we celebrate Independence Day, consider veterans who may be suffering from trauma and ptsd due to fireworks
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Triggering veteran trauma and PTSD

For some, July 4 celebrations may reveal underlying needs. As we near Independence Day, many towns in the United States will inevitably celebrate the holiday with some spectacle of fire,…