Data management and analysis

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These are standalone data management and analysis projects that are available for volunteers who want to gain experience with real-world data. Some projects may also result in authorship on a publication.

Current opportunities available

  1. Merge DETECT data with APS data

    • I’m looking for someone who can help me link records across two administrative datasets that don’t share a unique identifier. Instead, we will need to probabilistically match people across datasets based on name, date of birth, and address. We will likely use R’s RecordLinkage package, R’s fastLink package, or Python’s dedupe library to accomplish this.
  2. Investigate Lorazepam and mortality

    • We are partnering with a DFW hospital to investigate the relationship between IV Lorazepam and mortality in older adult patients with cognitive impairment. We need a UTHealth student to help clean, analyze, and interpret the data. Your effort will likely result in a peer-reviewed publication. Please email me if interested.
  3. Opioid risk mitigation evaluation

    • We are partnering with the LBJ Palliative Care Program to evaluate the effects of multiple opioid risk-mitigation strategies. We need a UTHealth student to help clean, analyze, and interpret the data. Your effort will likely result in a peer-reviewed publication. Please email me if interested.
Brad Cannell
Brad Cannell
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Cannell is an epidemiologist at one of the largest health science centers in the world, where he uses data-driven approaches to improve the lives of older adults and the health of the communities they live in.