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Nicole Navarro, New College of Florida - Watch Recording
Measuring the geo social distribution of Opioid Prescriptions
Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the US in 2015, and the number of drug overdoses involving opioids in 2016 was 42,249 – an increase of 18% per year since 2014. In this presentation, Nicole will discuss her work creating interactive visualization tools to broaden the understanding of prescription drug use across geographic regions and social groups. The goal of her internship was to create tools which can be used to isolate communities and social groups containing high social interconnectedness and high opiate prescription rates.
Nicole Navarro graduated recently from New College of Florida with her M.S. in Data Science and received her B.S. in Mathematics from Stetson University. Her interests lie in finding new ways to harness data analytics and data science to make the world a better place.