Mapping Opioid Crisis
Law & Public Policy Major (O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs)
Olga Scrivner (School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering)
The United States has seen a dramatic increase in accidental drug poisoning, which is now the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 50. This crisis has many implications on labor market (e.g., unemployment, training in addiction treatments) and personal well-being. With the availability of governmental data, the challenge is to determine their causal effect and also provide visual insights to help understand and reverse the epidemic.
Technology or Computational Component
The project involves conducting extensive literature research using Mendeley bibliographic software and working with datasets. Most datasets are in a comma separate format, which facilitates data cleaning and data processing. Tableau and Python are mainly used and the student will be provided a free access to DataCamp courses to learn more on python and tableau.