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Using service utilization data of 4,067 residents of Vancouver Island with sever alcohol addiction we demonstrate the cross-continuum …

I am a data scientist with background in quantitative methods and interest in data-driven models of human aging. I received my Ph.D. in …


Where I spend my time

R for Data Science


Graph making


Reproducible Research


Statistical Learning




Assistant Professor

University of Central Florida

Dec 2018 – Present Orlando, Florida
Research and teaching at the department of Health Management and Informatics

Health System Impact Fellow

Observatory for Population and Public Health (UBC)

Aug 2017 – Dec 2018 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Designing reproducible workflows for suppressing small cells before public release

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Victoria

Aug 2014 – Aug 2017 Victoria, BC, Canada
Harmonization of longitudinal studies of aging with the IALSA network. Developing analytic workflows for longitudinal modeling.



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Visualising results of statistical modeling is a key component of data science workflow. Statistical graphs are often the best means to explain and promote research findings. However, in order to find that one graph that tells the story worth sharing, we sometimes have to try out and sift through many data visualizations. How should we approach such a task? What can we do to make it easier from both production and evaluation perspectives?

Abstract While computational notebooks offer scientists and engineers many helpful features, the limitations of this medium make it but a starting point in creating software - the practical goal of data science. Where do we go from computational notebooks if our projects require multiple interconnected scripts and dynamic documents? How do we ensure reproducibility amidst growing complexity of analyses and operations? I will use a concrete analytical example to demonstrate how constructing workflows for reproducible analyses can serve as the next step from computational notebooks towards creating an analytical software.

The lecture introduces reproducible research and demonstrates digital self-publishing with RStudio and Git (Hub). The skills described and emphasized in this workflow include data manipulation, graph production, statistical modeling, and dynamic reporting. A series of four talks discusses each skill and gives examples of possible implementations in R.

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Demonstrates the methods of suppressing small counts in a provincial surveillance system in preparation of data for public release.

Demonstrates how cross-continuum terrain of health services can be described in with flexible classification scheme.