DePaul Researchers Help Narrow Data Gap in COVID-19 Testing


When the pandemic hit, the city of Chicago found there was a significant information gap when trying to collect race and ethnicity data.

DePaul University has since developed a program that has narrowed the “unknown” race data gap in COVID-19 tests from 47% to 11%.

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Joining “Chicago Tonight” to talk about how they did that and why collecting that kind of information is important are:

Daniela Stan Raicu, a professor of visual computing, artificial intelligence and bio-informatics at DePaul University’s School of Computing. She is also the director of DePaul’s Center for Data Science and is the associate provost for research.

Margarita Reina, a senior epidemiologist at the Chicago Department of Public Health.


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