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Identifying Mechanisms of Peer Influence on Youth Weight-Related Behaviors

Understanding the social clustering of health outcomes among adolescents, aiming to identify peer influence on health behaviors such as physical activity, screen time, and dietary patterns.

Statistical methods for real-time forecasts of infectious disease

Developing methods to model and forecast the transmission of COVID-19 using tools from epidemiology, statistics, and machine learning.

DIRECT: A Framework for Diagnosis, Recommendation, and Training in Continuous Workforce Development

Developing a vertically complete upskilling and reskilling pipeline in manufacturing-related industries using artificial intelligence-enabled components.

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