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Data Preparation for Assessing the Trends of Premature Mortality from Noncommunicable Diseases

on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 02:05

My talk about how to prepare data for analysis and visualization on the webinar Tableau Zen Masters - Preparing Your Data For The Tableau Conference 2015 on October 13th, 2015

Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms in the US, 2013

on Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:26

This post features the level and distribution of the number of deaths due to injury by firearms across states in the United States of America during 2013.

Chile earthquake: 8.3-magnitude quake strikes off coast

on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:32

This post features an exploratory data visualization on the powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile's coast on Wednesday September 16, 2015.

My talk at the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Workshop on Big Data and Scientific Computation

on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 02:48

This is my talk at the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Workshop on Big Data and Scientific Computation, hold at the ICICT-FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23 to 27 August, 2015, where the systematic approach and science behind the GBD Study, the computational modeling and data flow, and data visualization platform were discussed,

Visualizing the Global Distribution of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus

on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 21:19

This blog post visualizes the global geographic distribution of currently known unique occurrences of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, two mosquitoes species that are vector of several important arbovirus: dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses.

An Urgent Call to Improve Health Information Systems

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:56

This blog post highlights an urgent call to improve health information systems in the context of the post-2015 sustainable development goals. The call was done by global health leaders from governments, multilateral, academia, research institutions and civil society gathered from June 9 to 11, 2015 at the Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit.

Overweight and Obesity is Growing at an Alarming Rate

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 17:42

This blog post highlights the trend patterns in level and change over time of the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and obesity alone in children and adolescents (2 to 19 years old) and adult (20+ years old) by sex, in 21 regions, developed and developing economies and at global level from 1990 to 2013.

The Global Burden of Tuberculosis, 1990-2013

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:54

Celebrating the World Tuberculosis Day raising awareness about the burden of TB worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts and calling for global, national and local efforts to continue the commitment to find, treat and cure all people with TB and accelerate progress towards the bold goal of ending TB by 2035.

Playing with a sequence of 8,000 digits of pi

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:27

Celebrating the Pi Day playing, having fun and visualizing a sequence of 8,000 digits of Pi.

Visualizing the Human Development Gender Gap

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:42

This blog post commemorate the International Women's Day 2015 visualizing the gender inequality in the human developent using absolutes and relatives measures of inequality.