The Day of Data Spring Discussion Series is an annual follow-up to the year's Day of Data, providing an opportunity to continue data conversations at the University. This spring (2021), we are delighted to present Zoom-based talks and panels related to data infrastructure.

Health Care Pollution: Balancing Patient Safety and Public Health

Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
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Talk description TBA.

Dr. Jodi Sherman is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale New Haven Health. At YSPH, she also serves as the founding director of the Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability of the Yale Center for Climate Change and Health. Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in healthcare.

Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of environmental emissions, human health impacts, and economic impacts of drugs, devices, clinical care pathways, and health systems. Her work seeks to establish sustainability metrics, paired with health outcomes and costs, to help guide clinical decision-making, professional behaviors, and public policy toward more ecologically sustainable practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care. Dr. Sherman routinely collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists, toxicologists, health economists, health administrators, health professionals, and sustainability professionals.

Dr. Sherman's use of sustainability metrics in healthcare, along with the sheer diversity of the data inputs she uses, will be a delightful talk relevant to contemporary issues in public health, the climate crisis, sustainability, and patient safety.

Language (Data) Is Everywhere! Linguistics and Language Data in Research

Date: February 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST
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What kind of data do linguists use and how do they use it? Please join us for a panel that will get into the nitty gritty of linguistics data across a variety of subfields, from brain imaging to corpus analysis and beyond, moderated by Professor of Linguistics and 2020-2021 Model Research Collection Curator Claire Bowern.


  • Robert Frank, Professor of Linguistics
  • Maria Piñango, Associate Professor of Linguistics
  • Natalie Weber, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
  • Jim Wood, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
  • For this event, the Day of Data Planning Committee is delighted to partner with the Yale Department of Linguistics and the 2020-2021 Model Research Collection, Language is Everywhere: The Linguistics of Biology, Culture, and Society Across Time and Space, curated by Professor Claire Bowern. This year’s Model Research Collection makes language more visible by showing the different ways it contributes to the study of our lives: how language opens a window into the mind and brain, how children acquire language, how languages are lost and created around the world, how we can do archaeology with words and use language to study the past.


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