Talithia Williams: Own your body's data
Talithia Williams - Statistician
Talithia Williams builds statistical models that study the spatial and temporal structure of data. Full bio
I've told you a thousand times."
is feeling any type of undue stress.
working at the hospital that day.
chance to a 60-percent chance?
possible we'd like to avoid that.
that day without being induced.
to walk out of the hospital.
accurately estimate conception.
because we had been collecting data.
that cycle starts all over again.
women just sweating and hot,
start to go up a little bit.
that were indeed pregnant
my period was late that month,
your temperature can tell you a lot
the thermostat in your house.
that you want in your house;
your thermostat kicks in
says, "Hey, we need to heat up."
thyroid is not functioning well?
problem and you went to the doctor,
your temperature every day?
you could take your weight —
he wakes me up and he says,
"Well, can you breath out of your mouth?"
room, and the nurse sees us,
he goes, "I can't breath out of my nose."
But I don't think he's having a heart attack.
doctor was at the end of the shift.
just before you came here?"
of medications he was taking.
and then I took this nasal spray,"
decongestant with this nasal spray.
emergency room and says he can't breath,
trained to make decisions quickly,
better diagnosis the first time.
happens to be here today.
into the emergency room with me
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About the speaker:Talithia Williams - Statistician
Talithia Williams builds statistical models that study the spatial and temporal structure of data.
Why you should listen
Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Dr. Williams develops statistical models that emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data with environmental applications. She has been recognized for the development of a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for developing countries in Africa.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Dr. Williams and her husband, Donald, actively teach and share foundational principles regarding the joys of Christian marriage. Dr. Williams’ talk will explore how each of us can begin to collect data about ourselves that can provide insight into our personal health.
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