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Data Science and Medicine

Those applying data science analytics to their research, such as Kelly Conn from the School of Nursing and Wendi Heinzelman from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, are experiencing new levels of understanding and contributing new knowledge to their fields.

iPhone screenKelly Conn from the School of Nursing, Wendi Heinzelman from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and several undergraduates are developing an Android app for parents of children with asthma. The app will provide resources and support services tailored to each family’s circumstances and needs. For instance, it could point people to the nearest place to receive a HEPA filter and a map to get there. Heinzelman says that the framework of providing resources and support based on the specific context of the user and the current disease conditions could be applied to other medical conditions as well. Eventually, she says, the team plans to submit the project to the National Institutes of Health for a grant to further explore the app’s potential.


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