Big Data for Reproductive Health

Project Summary

A team of students led by clinical and non-clinical global reproductive health researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute will develop an interactive, web-based platform that curates raw data on contraceptive discontinuation from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) into a tool to help researchers and family planning advocates develop fresh insights around contraceptive discontinuation. Students will develop and refine the prototype, debut it with experts in online data visualization platforms at RTI and prepare a dissemination plan for the tool. Students will have an opportunity to pilot creative ways to incorporate social media data into the tool and ways to validate this data against ground-truth data from population representative surveys.

Themes and Categories
Paul Bendich

Disciplines Involved: Global Health, PreHealth/PreMed, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Public Policy

Project Lead: Amy Finnegan

Project Manager: TBD

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