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R Group for Biosurveillance

Mission

To Connect R Users and Advance the Practice of R in Public Health Surveillance

Objectives

  • Enable new and inexperienced users to gain the skills required for the data management, analysis, and visualization tasks that they seek using the R language.
  • Facilitate the sharing of approaches, programming techniques, and code among current users.
  • Involvement with the growing global community of epidemiologists and developers using R to advance the science of disease surveillance.

Activities

The R Group hosts monthly webinars. These webinars typically fall into 3 categories:

  • Research: A public health researcher who uses R will present their work, as well as the code used to conduct the analysis. These are often highly technical, both in coding and in the statistical analyses used. They are a great way to see what is happening in academia at the intersection of R and surveillance.
  • Practice: A public health practitioner will share an application they made in R. These applications are often in RShiny or RMarkdown. They are tools that could be useful at your agency, and we encourage everyone to explore the code used to make these tools.
  • Tutorials: An experienced R user will provide a tutorial on how to use a package, a set of packages, or conduct a specific type of analysis. These webinars tend to be accessible to every level of R users, including newcomers.

View all past R webinars here

 

The R Group also hosts a GitHub Code Repository.

Click on the icon to access the GitHub site.

Group Leadership

Currently the group is being led by Sara Chronister and Aaron Kite Powell.  

They are supported by Eric Bakota, Harold Gil, Vivek Khatri, Howard Burkom, and, of course, Catherine Tong

Group Admin
Eric Bakota
Group Admin
Harold Gil
Group Admin
Catherine Tong
Group Chair
Sara Chronister
Group Chair
Aaron Kite-Powell

Recent Forum Activity
Finding County (or State) from Lat/Long Coordinates
Posted by: Caleb Wiedeman (Steering Committee Member), Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Forum: General Discussion
New Co-Chairs
Posted by: Eric Bakota, Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Forum: General Discussion
Data to Viz tips & caveats
Posted by: Eric Bakota, Friday, August 17, 2018
Forum: General Discussion
Summing values across rows in a column
Posted by: Natasha Close, Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Forum: General Discussion
Poisson regression in R
Posted by: Natasha Close, Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Forum: General Discussion
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Group Feed
Kari Hunter (Ensz) joined the group Community Groups: R Group for Biosurveillance.
Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Posted Friday, March 29, 2019
Carol A. Trenga joined the group Community Groups: R Group for Biosurveillance.
Posted Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Upcoming Events
WEBINAR: Interacting with Web Data using R: Web APIs and Web Scraping (including RSelenium)
Monday, April 22, 2019
NSSP Community of Practice Call
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
R Group for Biosurveillance Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 2019
WEBINAR: Data Sharing Through Dashboards: The Who, What, Where, When and Why
Friday, April 26, 2019
R Hangouts for Beginners
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Contact Us

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR
DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

288 Grove St, Box 203
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 779 - 0880
Email: syndromic@syndromic.org

 

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