Keynote Speaker

Charisse Madlock-Brown
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Charisse Madlock-Brown is a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She received her Master’s in Library Science and Ph.D. in Health Informatics from the University of Iowa. She has expertise in data management, data mining, and visualization. She has a broad background in health informatics, with a current focus on obesity trends and multimorbidity. Other areas of interest are network analysis and emerging topic detection in biomedicine. She has authored several book chapters and journal articles and continues to keep up-to-date on data integration, data architecture, database management, and analytic methods. She runs the UTHSC Research Pipelines labs, which provide online interfaces for distributed computing and storage systems. Her lab can manage projects from data extraction and transformation to modeling and visualization for small-scale and big data projects. 

Introductions from DSPG Leaders
1:00 PMIntroduction to the Oregon State University Date Science for the Public Good ProjectBrett Tyler, Director, Center for Quantitative Life Sciences, Oregon State University
1:05 PMTri-state Data Science for the Public Good ProjectSallie Keller, Director, Social and Decision Analytics Division, University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute
1:10 PM Data Science Knowledge and Resources for Extension ProfessionalsLindsey Shirley, Associate Provost, Oregon State University Outreach and Engagement
Keynote Speaker
1:15 PM Social determinants of health related to COVID-19: disparities between urban and rural communities– Charisse Madlock-Brown, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
1:45 PMBreak
2:00 PMMeasuring Economic and Social Infrastructure: Intergenerational Poverty in Page County, VA
2:15 PMWintertime air quality health impacts in Oakridge and Westfir
2:30 PMMapping Iowa’s Substance Use Care Infrastructure
2:45 PMImpacts of dam water release policy on Deschutes River health and recreation
3:00 PMBarriers to Health Care Access and Use in Patrick County, VA
3:15 PMForecasting tools for cost analysis of water and wastewater facilities in Oregon small towns and cities
3:30 PMEconomic Mobility Baseline and Comparative Analysis for the South Wasco County School District Area, Oregon
3:45 PMRegulatory impacts on economic development in the Eastern Oregon border region
4:00 PMWater quality requirements for fresh produce growers

DSPG is a coalition of five public universities across three states: Oregon State University, Iowa State University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and Virginia State University.