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Stats + Stories: Superbug Statistics

Dr. Scott Evans is a tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Director of the George Washington Biostatistics Center.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Media are replete with stories of the next big bug. Books like the Stand and films like Contagion have relied on the fear of and fascination with deadly disease to draw audiences to them, while news outlets regularly feature stories about the latest strain of drug-resistant bacteria. Researching and tracking the next big bug is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest is Scott Evans, professor of epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and George Washington University. He’s also the Director of GWs Biostatistics Center. Among his research interests are the prevention of the public health threat of anti-bacterial resistance. 

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 statsandstories@miamioh.edu 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.