How much evidence do you need? Data Science to Inform Environmental Policy During the COVID-19 PandemicThe Boston Chapter of the ASA has selected Francesca Dominici, PhD, as the recipient of the 2022 Mosteller Statistician of the Year.
Date: Thursday March 10, 2022
Cost: Free (Zoom link will be provided to attendees the morning of the event)
Registration:Abstract: In this talk, I will provide an overview of data science methods, including methods for Bayesian analysis, causal inference, and machine learning to inform environmental policy. This is based on my work analyzing a data platform of unprecedented size and representativeness. The platform includes more than 500 million observations on the health experience of over 95% of the US population older than 65 years old linked to air pollution exposure and several confounders. Finally, I provide an overview of studies on air pollution exposure, environmental racism, wildfires, and how they also can exacerbate the vulnerability to COVID-19.