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Jeffrey Morris, PhD, commented on findings that COVID-19 antibodies transferred from mothers to fetuses.
Jeffrey Morris, PhD, commented as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was about to arrive in Philadelphia.
Jason Moore, PhD, shares his understanding of his field: Data science, at its heart, is about solving a problem with whatever tools you have at your disposal.
Health experts are debating what to tell study volunteers who got a dummy shot instead of a COVID-19 vaccine. “I don’t think there’s anybody who thinks it’s reasonable or feasible to keep the people blinded for two years,” said Susan Ellenberg, PhD.
M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, speaks about the rising prevalence of gun-related injuries—not just fatalities--in the U.S.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” says Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, about the race-adjusted formula used by doctors to calculate kidney function.. “I don’t know why we would think that being Black means that your kidney function is different.”
The parallels between AIDS and Covid-19 are striking, comments Robert Gross, MD, MSCE. Both are spread asymptomatically, and shaming over whether one does or doesn’t wear a mask is not unlike shaming over condom use and other barrier methods when it comes to HIV.
Jeffrey Morris, PhD, shares his thoughts on the selection of Xavier Becerra — President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
Pfizer and BioNTech have reported that early trial data showed their vaccine to be more than 90 percent effective. What comes next for Pfizer and this vaccine, and what makes it different from dozens of other vaccines in the pipeline? Susan Ellenberg, PhD, comments.
"Seeking junior and mid-level human applicants to serve as data science assistants to our departmental artificial intelligence (AI) in charge of data analytics": We should start preparing our human-based workforce for this reality, writes Jason Moore, PhD.
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics.