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Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training

Dr. Melody S. Goodman is the Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at New York University School of Global Public Health. Dr. Janice Johnson Dias is an Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the President of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, a training organization with an emphasis on public health and social justice. Drs. Goodman and Johnson Dias have over 10 years of collaborative partnership that is focused on increasing research literacy among non-academic audiences. Their shared aim is to empower community members to be informed and literate partners with social scientists and policymakers so they can advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations. Drs. Goodman and Johnson Dias have co-created and developed several initiatives; the latest collaboration is the Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training.


Their goal is to teach high school and college students, particularly those from underserved communities, how to use data analysis software to explore real world issues using publicly available data.


The 4-week bootcamp is offered free to all students and introduces students to R (available free) and Stata (free 1-month licenses provided to participants).


At the end of this course, students will be literate in data analytics. They will also be able to manipulate data, make inferences based on data analysis and gain experience in statistical programming.


This course is perfect for students in New York City and New Jersey public school (9-12th grades) and college undergraduate students. We highly encourage students attending community colleges, minority serving institutions or historically black colleges and universities to apply.


For more about Drs. Goodman and Johnson Dias’ collaborative work on increasing research literacy see:


NYU School of Global Public Health and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation


Quantitative Public Health Data Literacy Training

  • Learn how to use data analysis software (R and Stata)
  • Get real-world data analytics training and hands-on experience in data analysis
  • Explore. Visualize. Model. Make inferences.


July 17th thru August 10th
Online courses: Mondays and Fridays at 11:00am-12:30pm EST

NYC and New Jersey public school, community college, CUNY, HBCU and minority serving institution students are highly encouraged to apply.
Apply TODAY!!

Due to the overwhelming number of applicants. We will be closing the application process on July 8th.


Click the link below to submit your application.



Any questions, contact Dr. Melody Goodman at


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