Data Science for Public Health: Journey of a PhD Scholar

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Overview: Data Science has opened new avenues for addressing complex public health problems and demonstrated that it can drive significant improvements in health services and policy-making. This presentation outlines my journey as a PhD scholar at the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS) and my transition from public health to data science. The presentation will showcase some of the key projects including (a) AMCHSS COVID-19 Dashboard, (b) ICMR National COVID-19 Testing Database Project, (c) Trends in Caesarean Sections, (d) Disease Classification using Retinal Images, (e) Access to Stroke Facilities in India, and (f) Capacity Building in Public Health Data Science. The presentation will end with a brief overview of my PhD thesis on improving Maternal and Child Health services in tribal communities, illustrating both the challenges faced and learnings about the potential of data science to transform public health landscapes, particularly among Funderserved communities.