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Data Night Podcast

The mission of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC-Chapel Hill is to foster groundbreaking social research that improves the lives of people in North Carolina and around the world. We work to advance rigorous and reproducible research across the data, social and health sciences, while building collaborative, trans-disciplinary research networks. Now we're taking time to celebrate the incredible people we work with across the university, state and world. Join us to hear researchers discuss the projects they are most passionate about.

 

 

Episode 3: Amanda BenDor

 
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In this episode, special guest Amanda BenDor, MPH, compares her experiences working with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing insight into how global health systems and management strategies have changed between the two in the time that has elapsed, and how those changes have shaped the world’s COVID-19 response.

Listen as BenDor, an alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, discusses her work in global and digital health spaces in her role as the Partnerships and Community Manager at PATH. PATH is a “global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.”

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Episode 2: Kyle Chan

 
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A headshot of Kyle Chan.PhD Candidate and Odum Institute statistics consultant Kyle Chan joins us to chat about his work using computational social science, including textual analysis, to examine multilevel governance in Europe and develop measures to study phenomena in that space more efficiently.
 
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Episode 1: Tyler Steelman

 
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A headshot of Tyler Steelman.PhD candidate and longtime Odum Institute Qualtrics consultant Tyler Steelman joins us to chat about his work examining gerrymandering and its effects on political participation.

Find out more about the work he and his collaborator John Curiel have done so far in this article from the Washington Post: Here’s one way to end partisan gerrymandering: Don’t break up Zip codes.

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