Over ten weeks, Biology major Jacob Sumner and Neuroscience major Julianna Zhang joined forces with Biostatistics Masters student Jing Lyu to analyze potential drug diversion in the Duke Medical Center. Early detection of drug diversion assists health care providers in helping patients recover from their condition, as well as mitigate the effects on any patients under their care.
Project Results: The team did an extensive analysis of 300,000 Omnicell transactions obtained by the Duke Medical Center pharmacy. They created interactive dashboards of drug usage, which can be broken down by practice type, drug type, time granularity (day, week, month), and/or specific user. They had the opportunity to present their findings to Duke’s Provost and to senior leadership within Duke Hospital and the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Partially funded by Duke Anesthesiology
Faculty Lead: Rebecca Schroeder
Project Manager: Willem van den Boom
“It changed my perception of how a large variety of skill sets can work together to solve a data science problem.” — Willem van den Boom, Project Manager and PhD student, Duke Department of Statistical Science