May 19, 2015

Started in early 2015, the San Diego Big Data Demonstration Project was an initiative to test how the application of computational modeling to large data sets (“big data”) could support public health and social policy in San Diego, California. The Center collaborated with data scientists at the Qualcomm Institute of the University of California, San Diego to support Live Well San Diego, a community initiative to improve population health led by the San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services Agency. The goal of the demonstration project was to explore whether decisions by the community could benefit from advanced methods in the display, analysis, and modeling of local data spanning health care, public health, social service, the environment, and other domains. The project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.