Visualizing the Lives of Orphaned and Separated Children

Project Summary

A team of students led by researchers in the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research will develop a platform that visualizes significant life events across time for more than 3,000 orphaned and separated children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and Tanzania from the Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO) study. The types of life events visualized on the timeline will include: the death of a parent, changes in living locations, school levels achieved, special events, traumatic events, and reported wellbeing at different ages. This data will be displayed via mobile devices and will serve to allow the participant to visualize and verify the information provided about their lives. Ultimately, the platform will allow researchers to ensure accuracy of the data provided and also allow greater audiences to visualize the individuality of the study's aggregate data.

Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

Project Lead: Kathryn Whetten

Project Manager: Micha Belden

Disciplines Involved: Anthropology, Sociology, History, Public Policy, Education, Global Health, PreMed/PreHealth, all Quantitative STEM
 

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