The Importance of Data Storytelling

By Dr. Erin Starzyk ​

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Starzyk E. The importance of data storytelling. HPHR. 2022;69. 

The Importance of Data Storytelling

Dr. Erin Starzyk currently works at John Snow International after having served as Director of Health Services Research and Evaluation of HealthHIV. She has worked in the field of HIV, STIs, and Viral Hepatitis for over fifteen years in various capacities from non-profit organizations to state health departments to academic research institutions. She is a mixed methodologist implementing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in order to comprehensively explore, understand, and disrupt STI, HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics through a health equity lens. She has developed and administered evaluation plans for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis at local, state, and federal levels to synthesize and triangulate the multi-level data sources to understand the totality, scope, and the breadth of the issue. Dr. Starzyk received her doctorate of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her masters of Public Health from Boston University. Her specialties include quantitative research (SAS, Epi-Info) and qualitative (AtlasTi) research methods and analyses, multi-level community interventions, study design expertise, IRB experience, database design, and published scientific author.Dr. Erin Starzyk currently works at John Snow International after having served as Director of Health Services Research and Evaluation of HealthHIV. She has worked in the field of HIV, STIs, and Viral Hepatitis for over fifteen years in various capacities from non-profit organizations to state health departments to academic research institutions. She is a mixed methodologist implementing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in order to comprehensively explore, understand, and disrupt STI, HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics through a health equity lens. She has developed and administered evaluation plans for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis at local, state, and federal levels to synthesize and triangulate the multi-level data sources to understand the totality, scope, and the breadth of the issue. Dr. Starzyk received her doctorate of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her masters of Public Health from Boston University. Her specialties include quantitative research (SAS, Epi-Info) and qualitative (AtlasTi) research methods and analyses, multi-level community interventions, study design expertise, IRB experience, database design, and published scientific author.

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Dr. Erin Starzyk ​