Strengthening capacities of multidisciplinary professionals to apply data science in public health: Experience of an international graduate diploma program in Peru

Alfonso Gutiérrez-Aguado, Walter H. Curioso, José Carlos Machicao, Hans Eguia

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Abstract

Nowadays it is necessary to strengthen health information systems and data-based solutions. However, there are few graduate training programs in Peru to use tools and methods of data science applied in public health. This article describes the development process and the initial assessment regarding the experience of the participants in an international multidisciplinary diploma in data intelligence for pandemics and epidemics preparedness, which was carried out from January to May 2021. The diploma was structured in 7 modules and 40 Peruvian professionals participated, of which 11 (27.5%) were women, and 16 (40%) came from regions outside of Lima and Callao. We discussed the need to strengthen institutional and health professionals’ capacity to adequately manage large volumes of data, information, and knowledge through the application of emerging technologies to optimize data management processes to improve decision-making in health.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number104913
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Volume169
DOIs
StateIndexed - Jan 2023

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Data analysis
  • Education
  • Epidemics
  • Mentoring
  • Pandemics
  • Peru (MeSH)

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