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Tomás J. Aragón
Health Officer, City & County of San Francisco
Health Officer, City & County of San Francisco
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Structural Trauma and Toxic Stress: Lifecourse Roots of Health Inequities
Presentation given to the California Conference of Local Health Officer (CCLHP), HOAC Semi-annual meeting, Claremont, CA, October 6, 2016 Structural Trauma & Toxic Stress: Lifecourse Roots of Health Inequities from Tomas J. Aragon

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Population Health Data Science with R
Transforming data into actionable knowledge I am updating this book to introduce R—a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics—for health data analysts conducting population health studies. From my experience in public health practice,...

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Applied Epidemiology Using R, 2016
Public Health 215D, 2016, fall UC Berkeley School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology Mondays 4pm--6pm, Valley Life Sciences 2030 Course description This is an intensive one-semester introduction to the R programming language for applied epidemiology....

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Practical LaTeX for the Health Sciences
Download full PDF article  (first section here) --- The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce health scientists, analysts, and writers to LaTeX for preparing scientific documents. LaTeX is a document preparation system for creating professionally typeset...

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What is collective impact?
Here is a presentation given to the San Francisco Health Commission on July 5, 2016. What is collective impact? from Tomas J. Aragon

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Cultural Humility
My road to discovering cultural humility was long, complex, and iterative. I have struggled with how to use our technical expertise to address health inequities and reduce health disparities. In April 2014, SFDPH launched the Black/African American Health I...

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White House and Gates Foundation to convene Precision Public Health Summit at UCSF
From Lisa Cisneros: "The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are convening a precision public health summit at UC San Francisco to explore how precision approaches can be successfully applied to improv...

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Population Health Data Science, Complexity, and Health Equity -- Reflections from a local health official
I was honored to be invited to speak at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences Annual Colloquium on October 26, 2015. They have an exciting new transdisciplinary program to improve the health of populations. I covered three related areas: popula...

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What Stephen Curry can teach us about the science of improvement
The Golden State Warriors can teach us a few things (actually a lot!) about leadership, organizational culture, teamwork, and performance improvement (also called continuous quality improvement). Performance improvement consists of improving processes to de...
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