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Infectious disease epidemiologist specializing in the intersection between mathematical models of disease transmission and observational methods. Crafter of artisanal simulation models for the discerning scientist. Oddly fond of enteric pathogens.

A fair hand at SAS, Python and R

@GermsAndNumbers


Aug
23
comment Does making yogurt from non-pasteurized milk work against possible disease bacteria?
@nico Added information and some nuance to the answer. It's a "staggering proportion" given the volume of raw milk consumed in this country. I suspect the same is true for the great part of Europe - people eat food that will give them food-born illness all the time. Unless its a massive outbreak in a popular food item, you won't hear about it.
Aug
23
revised Does making yogurt from non-pasteurized milk work against possible disease bacteria?
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Aug
23
answered Does making yogurt from non-pasteurized milk work against possible disease bacteria?
Aug
23
answered Where can I find a list of diseases and their incidence?
Aug
11
comment What is the difference between naive and adjusted p-values in a GWAS study?
I suspect one of the reasons to report the unadjusted value is, as I allude to in my answer, many papers are now simply using a non-0.05 cutoff point instead of using some sort of multiple comparisons adjustment (which have their own issues). The unadjusted answer allows for comparison with those studies - I don't actually think its a red herring.
Aug
11
comment What is the difference between naive and adjusted p-values in a GWAS study?
Please consider accepting some of the answers to your previous questions.
Aug
11
revised What is the difference between naive and adjusted p-values in a GWAS study?
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Aug
11
answered What is the difference between naive and adjusted p-values in a GWAS study?
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
May
9
answered Why doesn't yearly screening for lung cancer decrease mortality rates?
Apr
27
answered Could someone recommend an introductory book on epidemiology?
Mar
12
answered How does herpes (HSV) infection suppress HIV?
Mar
12
comment How does herpes (HSV) infection suppress HIV?
Also, can we have a citation on this claim? Most of what I've seen suggests that HSV-2 is a risk factor for the acquisition of HIV, and that is is the suppression of HSV using acyclovir that helps prevent HIV.
Mar
12
comment How does herpes (HSV) infection suppress HIV?
@bobthejoe I don't think it is. For example, HSV-1 and HSV-2 are massively different infections, and both are extremely common in humans.
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
7
answered What data / tools exist for mapping of disease trends?
Mar
6
answered How are antibiotic resistant bacterial infections treated?
Mar
6
answered When are population dynamics models useful?
Mar
6
comment How are antibiotic resistant bacterial infections treated?
A second vote for reopening. The question is not "What drugs should I use to treat X", the question is how they are treated. That question is very much in the domain of microbiology and epidemiology, neither one of which are medical fields.
Feb
12
answered Is it necessary to conduct a power analysis before beginning an experiment?