UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Health of Black women
The Maternal and Child Health Equity Lab, led by Kyrah Brown, assistant professor of public health in UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, uses a combination of community-based participatory methods, secondary data analysis and evaluation science to investigate social and health system factors that disproportionately impact the health and birth outcomes of Black women, Mirage News reported.
Reducing food waste
The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with UTA on a $300,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to help reduce food waste by diverting it from landfills and expanding anaerobic digester capacity North Texas, Waste Advantage Magazine reported.
Increasing effectiveness of raw data
Gautam Das, computer science professor at UTA, is leading a team focused on addressing the shortcomings of computers in understanding the nuances of raw data by increasing the role of humans in the data science pipeline, Information Technology Business Daily reported.
Consumer purchasing behavior
Traci Freling, UTA associate professor of marketing, told Credit Donkey that retailers and manufacturers must carefully consider when to employ sales promotions because of how they may or may not affect consumer decisions after the promotion ends, especially in the case of durable goods like mattresses.