I recently finished working on data visualization in Tableau to display COVID19 data from the Coronavirus racial dashboard.

After automating a script in python to download the COVID19 data everyday and adding hospital bed and census data, a clearer picture of the health disparities with COVID19 emerged. I presented an early version of the dashboard at #BlackInDataWeek held by @blackindata and @blacktides1.

This data dashboard is especially relevant to now with record rates of people hospitalized for COVID19 in the United States. It would be helpful to know how states are the disparities in access to hospital beds are located…


TL;DR: I had a subject matter expertise in clinical research and I learned python and data science in 2 years with no prior programming experience. I got job as data scientist in August 2020.

Here is some background information on me. I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Currently, I am in a Master’s in Epidemiology at Georgetown University. Also, I completed a Certificate in Data Science from Georgetown University in Summer 2020.

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I was working in clinical research at UCLA from 2014–2016. This is while there was a significant breakthrough in…

Andrea Hobby

Data Scientist + Healthcare. Twitter: @ahobby9

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