Machine learning on opioid-related data from Denver paramedics for improved surveillance

Denver Public Health and Denver Health Paramedics really wanted to leverage their rich data and infrastructure in the context of the opioid crisis. I’m glad that, as part of my fellowship at the CDC, I could collaborate with extremely kind and selfless professionals.

On my way to the office, I still remember seeing drug paraphernalia¬† on main streets, and people injecting openly and unsafely… This paper was the result of several months of brainstorming in a few meeting rooms of 601 Broadway.

I hope this work will help. Here’s the link to my JMIR publication: https://www.jmir.org/2020/1/e15645/