Thursday, May 29, 2014

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: May 8, 2014

Present:  Marianne Burke, Kairn Kelley, Rodger Kessler, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen

Start Up: How to tell when someone is willing to accept a complement about shaving skills.

1.                  Discussion: GeoMed Online Dashboard overview by Ben
a.       REDCap survey tool disseminated through many on-line sources to collect data on BMI and location
                                                  i.      750 responses to date, from the mid-East to Pacific islands
                                                ii.      STATA “do” file takes in REDCap spreadsheet and automatically produces graphics, when run
                                              iii.      May be able to increase responses through community-based project websites, such as REDDIT
b.      Geo Med Drivers: 5 states (VT, ME, OR, WA, IL) resulting in 21.5m records
                                                  i.      Drivers’ records differ by states; data are cleaned through a “do” file, missing files from ME for date of issue
                                                ii.      Obesity varies by state of residence and age
                                              iii.      Obesity peaks in the fifties and falls through the 70s and 80s
c.       County analysis of behavioral health risk data from adults (~900,000) in every county (8000) in the U.S.
                                                  i.      Added census and geographic data by county

2.                  Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., at Given Courtyard South Level 4.   Remember: the first 15 minutes are for checking in with each other.
a.       May 8: Status update on geomed and Twitter research – Ben Littenberg
b.      May 15: Vegetables, depression and cardiac outcomes and women – Rodger Kessler’s selection for journal article review
c.       May 22: Emily’s other paper (no Marianne)
d.      May 29:

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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