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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Webinar on Open Data, Place-Based Research, Dec. 6

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Dr. Stephen J. Mooney

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The Office of Disease Prevention will hold a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Stephen J. Mooney on constructing measures of place from secondary data. The event will occur on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

Mooney will discuss approaches and useful tools for constructing measures of place from secondary data, including “ecometrics” (using psychometric techniques to build place-based scales), spatial interpolation and assessing and correcting for sampling biases in crowdsourced data.

Mooney is acting assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Washington. He has a background as a computer programmer and recently obtained a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University. His research focuses on how urban environments shape health, particularly through active transport and transport-related injury and on developing methods to measure those urban environments accurately. 

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