Web Master & Data Surgeon
Shanna Sprinkle, MD (@Sprinkle_MD) is a PGY-5 general surgery resident at Duke University. She is currently in her research years, during which she has focused on several ed-tech related projects and founded Duke’s Surgical Education Research Group. Dr. Sprinkle is interested in big data, data visualization, educational design and the use of technology to improve patient care and surgical training. You can download the self-guided data viz workbook from her Tableau Public profile.
Star Contributors & Data Viz Aficionados
Kal Gunasingha (@KalGuna) is a recent graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine. She is currently a general surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Kal’s storyboard and how-to guide for creating map visualizations in Tableau can be downloaded from her Tableau Public profile.
Harold Leraas (@HaroldLeraas) is a fourth-year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine. He is interested in pediatric surgery and is applying to general surgery residencies this year. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Harold’s visualization uses the same dataset but focuses on the cost of healthcare in Washington state. His workbook “Cost of Healthcare in Washington State” can be downloaded from Tableau Public.
Surabhi Beriwal (@Surberry7) is a senior at Duke University, studying math with aspirations to attend medical school. She worked on the Surgery Longitudinal Education Database as part of the 2017 Duke Data+/iiD summer undergraduate research program. Surabhi is most excited about data visualization and has worked on data-driven projects in evolutionary biology, journalism, public health, and surgical education. She hopes to eventually integrate this interest in data science into a career in healthcare.