09 Dec 2021

Aliyah Wakil | Increasing Data Literacy & Moving to Leadership

Epidemiology Team Lead at TX Department of State Health Services
Her journey to becoming a data science leader in the Life Sciences space
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Episode notes

The Data Science Hangout is a weekly, free-to-join open conversation for current and aspiring data science leaders. An accomplished leader in the space will join us each week and answer whatever questions the audience may have. We were recently joined by Aliyah Wakil, Epidemiology Team Lead at TX Department of State Health Services.

 

A few key snippets from our conversation:
01:34 – Start of session
3:51 – Strategies for bringing data science to everyone
6:55 – Creating communities for knowledge sharing
16:18 – Dealing with patient data across multiple data systems
22:20 – Increasing data literacy
26:54 – Tips for moving into leadership
29:28 – Transitioning into leadership from an individual contributor role
34:00 – People management vs. technical leadership discussion
57:22 – How to govern such a wide variety of tools and manage the code

 

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