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Messaging Medicine | Stats + Stories Episode 150

Release Date: 8/6/2020

Guest: Sandra Alba


Measuring Performance | Stats + Stories Episode 149

Release Date: 7/30/2020

Guest: Nicholas Fisher

Nicholas Fisher left his position as Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO  in 2001 to found ValueMetrics Australia, an R&D consultancy that carries out R&D in Performance Measurement, in which area he has consulted to a wide variety of business, industry and Government clients in Australia and overseas. He is a Past President of the Statistical Society of Australia and of ISBIS, and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the ISI online journal Stat. He is also originator and leader of the International Data Science in Schools Project.


Official Statistics in Asia and the Pacific | Stats + Stories Episode 148

Release Date: 7/23/2020

Guest: Gemma Van Halderen

Gemma Van Halderen is Director of the Statistics Division in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Prior to joining ESCAP in June 2018, Gemma was a member of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Executive Team, leading the transformation of ABS’ statistical programs and implementation of modernized statistical capabilities.


Risk Assessment Biases | Stats + Stories Episode 147

Release Date: 7/16/2020

Guest: Tarak Shah

Protestors have taken to streets across the U-S this summer in order to fight back against what they see as an unjust criminal justice system – one that treats People of Color in prejudicial and violent ways. The concern over racial bias in policing has long been a concern of activists, but there’s an increasing focus on other ways racial bias might influence decisions made in America’s courts and police stations. The statistics related to race and the criminal justice system is a focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Tarak Shah.


Pets During Quarantine | Stats + Stories Episode 145

Release Date: 7/2/2020

Guest: Allen McConnell

Allen McConnell is University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Miami University. His research examines how relationships with family and pets affect health and well-being, how people decode others’ nonverbal displays, and how self-nature representations influence pro-environmental action with this work supported over the years by National Institutes of Health (NICHD and NIMH) and National Science Foundation grants. His Social Self blog at Psychology Today receives more than 10K unique views per post.