The Root Causes Fresh Produce Program, led by an interdisciplinary team of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke and UNC, leverages the power of student volunteers and community partnerships to address food insecurity in our community by delivering fresh and locally sourced produce to the doorsteps of patients in the Duke, Lincoln, and Samaritan Community health systems. Our program leadership is looking for team members to join us in exploring the use of data visualization and analysis to improve upon the processes that allow us to carry out our student-run service. Specific projects will include improving the program’s delivery route optimization software, improving the crop assessment and inventory management tools of small farmers and wholesale markets, as well as developing a dashboard integrating client location data and GIS information to identify location-specific service providers. Together, in collaborating with our team of interdisciplinary students as well as local Durham agencies, we hope to give you an opportunity to make an impact on our local community and food system while gaining a deeper appreciation for the role of data visualization and analysis through a population health intervention.
Project Lead: Willis Wong