Stats + Stories: The Stats Behind Aging
WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.
The term Gerontology was coined in 1903 to describe the study of aging. It’s a multidisciplinary field, including scholars interested in the cultural or social aspects of aging, as well as those whose interest lies more in the realm of biology or psychology. One area of interest for scholars is the issue of frailty in older adults. The study of aging and frailty is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, Former and Founding Chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest is Karen Bandeen-Rouche, the Hurley Dorrier Professor, and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at John Hopkins University. One of her areas of expertise is the study of frailty.
Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.