I've been working on a new project lately that I'm very excited about. I recently launched Episkills, an initiative to teach epidemiologists to code. Learning to code completely changed how I thought about epidemiology and the future of public health, and I want other people to have access to that perspective. My ultimate goal is for programming to be a core skill taught in all MPH programs. Not just a semester of SAS, but a real foundation in bringing programming into public health practice.
Episkills is an online, self-paced course that teaches Python for data analysis step by step. Once you enroll, you can access the courses forever. You can also download them to execute the code, or save them for future use. I've also embedded a slack chat in all the lessons (slack is like instant messaging) so you can talk to me and ask question as you learn. I hope it will be a resource for students and public health professionals to jump in to the world of coding. Check it out at www.episkills.com or go straight to the course at episkills.teachable.com.
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