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Research Insights: health data - what's in it for you?

A webinar organised as part of the University of Edinburgh's College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine's Research Insights series. In this episode, researchers and PPI members of the EAVE II team explore What is health data? How does information about people’s health help to inform public health policy decisions? And how is data kept safe and secure?


Professor Aziz Sheikh is one of the most experienced data scientists in the world. He is Director of the Usher Institute, where he leads teams of public health researchers whose work has helped guide us through the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Dr Eleftheria Vasileiou is a public health researcher who uses health data to try to predict the best vaccination programme to protect people from seasonal flu, particularly those with asthma and Covid-19. 

Sandra Jayacodi advises research scientists on how best to include public and patient voices in their research.

Recorded via Zoom on 19/01/22. Originally posted by the University of Edinburgh on 20/01/22.

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