policy research

Measuring the Scope and Impact of Open-Source Software

This ongoing collaboration with University of Virginia, the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we use web scraping, computational text analysis and network analysis to measure the scope and impact of open-source software development.
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Using Predictive Analytics to Study Gentrification

This is a collaborative project where my team at the UVA Biocomplexity Institute used predictive modeling to examine and hopefully mitigate gentrification risk across Fairfax County, VA.
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Impacts and Echoes (The History of Nutrition Science in the US)

In this collaboration with Cathie Woteki (UVA/Iowa State), Vicki Lancaster (UVA) and Sam Cohen, we analyze the implications of the 1969 White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health.
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Evidence Exchange in Federal Policymaking

This ongoing collaboration with Matthew Weber and Itzhak Yanovitzky (Rutgers) uses discourse analysis and network analysis to follow how policymakers exchange evidence in congressional hearings.
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