Welcome to the Public Health Intelligence Lab (PHIL)
A prophetic public health system that sense and counteracts emerging threats to human health.
Develop a theory of public health.
Design tools for sensing threats to human health (focus on non-infectious diseases).
Refine existing frameworks for translation of data --> knowledge --> action.
Discover and engineering consequential solutions for complex public health issues.
I work on "big picture" public health issues that leverage data analytics, systems thinking, and complex systems modeling to translate data into action.
Current Research Projects
1. Birth Outcomes/Infant mortality
-Systems Modeling of Infant Mortality in Ohio
-Agent-Based Models of Preterm Birth in the US
-Community Based System Dynamics for Reproductive Health Policy in Ohio
2. Food Insecurity
-Smart Foodsheds in Ohio and California
-Agent-based model of Food Insecurity and Diet-related Health Outcomes in Franklin County, Ohio
-Smart Columbus Hackathon on food access
-Cost-effectiveness of Food Prescription Programs by Health Care Providers
3. Air Pollution
-Citizen Scientists for Monitoring Local Air Quality using Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors
-K-12 STEM Education for Translational Data Analytics in Environmental Health
4. Opioid Epidemic
-Healing Communities Study (Health Economics and Simulation Modeling)
-Franklin County Opioid Recovery Deserts
-OpenOD: A Framework for Open-Source Opioid-related Data in Rural Settings
-Systems Models for Opioid Epidemic
Funding: OSU Internal Seed Grants (InFACT, Opioid Innovation Fund, IPR), NIH (Healing Communities Study), NSF (Midwest Big Data Hub, EAGER, Smart and Connected Communities), Foundation, and State of Ohio (Infant Mortality Research Partnership).