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uses data analytics to tackle predators
Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Miriam McGaugh is an expert in analyzing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns within it. While an epidemiologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, she used health care data to create community public health initiatives. Now the assistant professor of professional practice in business analytics in the Spears School of Business is taking on the tragedy of human trafficking in the United States.
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Ties that bind

Dr. Bill Ryan of Oklahoma State University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has spent his entire academic life at OSU, from earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees here to spending a career as an administrator and professor. Ryan has chaired or served on 81 Ph.D. and master’s degree committees.

Parsing COVID-19 data

An analysis of digital health records from thousands of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals around the country has led to the development of technology to predict the risk of death for those with COVID. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) in Tulsa and Stillwater are using digital health data to build predictive models of disease risk that could improve treatment and outcomes.

A global honor 

Dr. Ramesh Sharda was named a 2019 Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) at its International Conference in Information Systems in Munich, Germany, in December. He was one of only two Americans honored by the international organization representing information systems research, education and practice.

An early collaboration

Sierra Steelman was nervous when she signed up in 2019 to participate in Oklahoma State University’s Freshman Research Scholar program. She didn’t know what to expect and certainly wasn’t planning to get a research paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, a rare achievement for an undergraduate student.

 

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