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Data science from West Virginia University helping support vaccine supply, demand


​​MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Data science is a critical yet less recognized driver in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to West Virginia University.

WVU data scientists Brad Price and Katherine Kopp joined with Dariane Drake to form “Data Driven WV” in 2019. The group is helping shape the state in a transformative way as West Virginians count on COVID-19 vaccines to move the Mountain State past a pandemic.

Price and Kopp have implemented data science to support vaccine supply chain efforts by developing dashboards for the Department of Health and Human Resources around populations in West Virginia, including how to identify those who are at-risk.