I've been working a lot lately with the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Rate data I posted about in May. A fellow grad student at IU, Kevin Wiley, and myself, have been working on an RShiny app for visualizing maps of this data and the trends over time. We have a lot left that we want to … Continue reading Visualizing State-Level Changes in Opioid Overdose Deaths
The opioid epidemic regularly garners national headlines, and numerous new and ongoing efforts are attempting to curb the overprescription of opioids in this country. For example, here in Indiana, IU has already invested in 16 projects as a part of the Addictions Grand Challenge. The university-government partnership is currently preparing for the second phase of proposals proposing novel … Continue reading Opioid Prescribing Rate Trends in Indiana, 2006-2016
I typically have no reason to post photos; most pictures I have are screenshots of articles or pictures of my mom's cats being lazy cats. But I just can't keep these to myself. My cousin, uncle and I hiked Mount Verstovia in Sitka, Alaska today. We summited Arrowhead, roughly 3,000 vertical feet of climb … Continue reading Mount Verstovia in Sitka, AK
An explainer on how to put together an interesting geographic data visualization in RStudio using the geofacet package.