The ASA Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) is excited to
present our Fall 2022 webinar. Our speaker will be Dr. Amanda Ellis of the University of
Kentucky College of Public Health, presenting methods for introducing the future public
health workforce to data analysis.
The webinar is FREE and open to all. Details and registration information are below.
TITLE: Methods for Introducing the Future Public Health Workforce to Data Analysis
PRESENTER: Dr. Amanda Ellis, Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 @ 4pm EDT
VENUE: Online webinar hosted using the Zoom platform
ABSTRACT: The challenges of teaching introductory data analysis in an online environment
are well known. These challenges can increase when the primary audience for the course are
students pursuing non-quantitative degrees. In this talk, we will discuss the development
of a fully online synchronous course designed for such a student audience, specifically
Master of Public Health (MPH) students. Both problem-based learning and experiential
learning theory methodologies informed course design. Students in the class worked
individually and as team scientists to complete a data analysis project. They were exposed
to data analysis elements from project initiation to dissemination while simultaneously
learning methodologic concepts. Although the course was designed for MPH students, an
instructor could modify the course for any cohort of students in an introductory
statistics course where the focus is application and communication. Both course
development and design will be discussed, and evaluations from both students and the
instructor will be provided.
REGISTRATION: To register, please complete the form here:
The webinar link will be sent to you in a confirmation email after registering, and a link
to the webinar recording will be sent to you about a week after the session.