MortalityMinder (MM) is a web-based visualization tool that enables interactive exploration of social, economic and geographic factors associated with premature mortality among mid-life adults ages 25-64 across the United States. Using authoritative data from the CDC and other sources, MM is a freely available, publicly-accessible, open source, and easily maintained tool. The goal of MortalityMinder (MM) is to enable healthcare researchers, providers, payers, and policy makers to gain actionable insights into how, where, and why midlife mortality rates are rising in the United States (US). It is designed to help healthcare payers, providers and policymakers at the national, state, county and community levels identify and address unmet healthcare needs, healthcare costs, and healthcare utilization.

Introduction to Differential Privacy

This talk will be aimed at an audience unfamiliar with the literature on privacy preservation (as I was a few weeks ago).  The goal of the talk will be to first illustrate that whether or not the output of some interaction with real data is privacy preserving is not as simple of a concept as it may first seem, motivating the need for a precise definition of privacy preservation. Then I will give one possible definition, that of differential privacy, invented in 2006, for which the authors were awarded the Gödel Prize in 2017.