Team 3 builds user-friendly tools to enable merging, manipulating, and visualization of disparate sources of data to help a wide array of stakeholders (academic researchers, community residents, policy makers, health organizations) make decisions that improve community health. The work of Team 3 aligns with the general premise that access to data can improve decision-making, and this work is related to several guiding research questions, including:

  • What tools will allow non-data-scientist decision makers to answer what-If questions in meaningful ways? 
  • How do we create compelling arguments with data? How are these arguments linked to the psychology of design, and what sorts of tools are most helpful in visualizing, analyzing, and merging data?
  • How do we use citizen data to engage and influence community change?

Team 3 is led by Dr. Michael Dorneich and Chris Seeger from ISU Extension. For more information or to get involved, contact for more information

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Health Data for Decision-Makers

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Sensor Integration

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