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PHO Rounds: Epidemiology: Interactive Visualizations for the Effective Communication of Public Health Information
Friday, September 25, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 345
Health Promotion; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

The complex nature of public health information along with the diversity of intended audiences create challenges for epidemiologists as they seek to share this information. Interactive visualizations can help facilitate the dissemination of public health information. These tools allow users to control the flow of information, enable latent information to be made explicit when desired and convey visually difficult mathematical or statistical algorithms in a clear way. While public health has seen an increased use of interactive visualizations, research has shown that not all visualizations are equally effective. This presentation will describe novel visualizations for public health.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Oluwakemi Ola

Oluwakemi Ola is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the department of Computer Science at Western University. At Western, she is a member of the INSIGHT lab and works under the supervision of Dr. Kamran Sedig. Her previous degrees include a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Trine University, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston. Her current research focuses on the design of human-centric visualization tools to facilitate sense-making of public health data. This interdisciplinary research spans the areas of public health, health informatics, information visualization, visual analytics and human-computer interaction.

Public Health OntarioRounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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