Data for Health

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Excel Data Analysis: Charts, Pivot Tables, and VLOOKUP

April 20, 2022, 9:00am
This two-hour workshop will cover charts in more detail, review pivot tables, and the widely-used VLOOKUP function. We recommend first taking the introductory workshop Excel Data Analysis.

Excel Data Analysis

April 13, 2022, 9:00am
This is a three-hour introductory workshop that will provide an overview of Excel, with no prior experience assumed. Attendees will learn how to use functions for handling data and making calculations, how to build charts and pivot tables, and more.

Michael Sholinbeck

Public Health Librarian
Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Michael has worked at the UC Berkeley Library since 2001, and is currently the Public Health Librarian and Liaison to the School of Optometry at the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. Michael coordinates public health instruction at the library, and is responsible for the public health collection. Michael has a MLIS from San Jose State University, an MS in Geography from Oregon State University, and a BA in Geography from UC Berkeley. When not at work he lives out his fantasy of being a rock and roll drummer.

Finding Health Statistics and Data

March 17, 2022, 2:00pm
Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more.

Spooky Microbiomes and the Curse of Dimensionality

October 25, 2021

Microbiomes are all the rage today and this trendiness is clear with the Human Microbiome Market predicted to be valued at more than 1 billion dollars by the year 2027 (up from 376 million in 2019).

With studies showing that our microbial community is associated with health outcomes, from regulating our brain chemistry and behaviors...

Finding Health Statistics and Data

October 21, 2021, 11:00am
Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more.

Working with Patient Data

October 12, 2021

I’ve always been interested in biological information and human health while in more recent years I’ve developed a narrower interest in privacy concerns regarding patient data. When it comes to working with patient health data, I’ve realized a human-centered approach is vital. The question is, which human perspective do we empathize with? There are multiple stakeholders that handle patient data, including the patient, medical professionals, the data managers and systems professionals, the government, and private entities. Each stakeholder has their own set of interests,...

We Are Working On Digital Health Social Justice: Here’s Why.

December 1, 2020

If you have ever used a mobile app to track your exercise, train in mindfulness, or collect diet tips, you may have noticed an overwhelming number of apps to choose from.

In 2017, app stores included around 300,000 health and wellness apps, such as meditation or fitness apps. Approximately 200 new apps surfaced daily. In 2020, there are almost 50,000 medical apps. These apps...