Podcast on Career Awards, Big Data, mHealth, and Causal Inference

May 5, 2015:coffmanpodcast

In this podcast, we talk with Methodology Center Investigator Donna Coffman about the K01 award she received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. Topics include the emergence of big data in NIH-funded research and the practical aspects of applying for a K award. Donna also explains her research on analyzing biosensor data from a parenting study and how her move into big data integrates with her research on causal inference.



Podcast Timeline:

00:00 – Introduction

00:48 – What is a K Award? / Overview of Donna’s K01

03:56 – Training plan in Donna’s K

05:50 – Donna’s background

06:58 – Analyzing biosensor data

09:02 – Causal inference and big data

10:18 – Big data in social, behavioral, and health sciences

11:54 – Applying for a K01

14:05 – Most important attribute of a K01 application

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