Culture of Data Committee
The Culture of Data (CoD) planning committee helps to organize the Culture of Data virtual conference, which takes place during National Public Health Week. The CoD conference brings together community groups, academia, state/local government, healthcare entities and nonprofit organizations that share a goal of achieving health equity. The Culture of Data conference is designed to strengthen the use of data to support the CPHA vision of creating the healthiest Colorado for everyone by:
Sharing innovative practices that promote partnership and collaboration between community members and public health professionals to make data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable.
Exploring examples of data sharing with and by communities and how communities can leverage data to advance health equity and health outcomes.
Highlighting data sources and methodologies to identify and measure community assets and health equity.
What does an average committee meeting look like?
We use the committee meetings to brainstorm and make decisions about conference preparations. We meet once a month from August-December, and twice a month from January-April. We also host an abstract review meeting in January. We don't expect for committee members to attend every meeting - if you see the agenda and want to weigh in on a particular topic, we welcome you to come!
Join the CoD Committee
Interested in bringing your skills to the CoD planning committee? Join the team today!
Meet the Directors
Taylor Bostic (she/her) is an Infectious Disease Epidemiology Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to moving to Colorado, she received her Master’s in Public Health from Eastern Virginia Medical School. In her position, she focuses on the intersections of health equity and the impact of communicable disease burden among pregnant women. Taylor is passionate about education, mentorship, and uplifting underserved communities. She believes that everyone deserves digestible access to information and that data should be working to assist us in creating more equitable communities. She has been admitted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society of Public Health for her work and dedication to the field. Taylor looks forward to working alongside you.
Lead Center Epidemiologist
Dennis Wright II, MPH is the Lead Cancer Epidemiologist in the Health Statistics and Evaluation Branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. His primary role is to provide cancer surveillance data support to the Women’s Wellness Connection and the Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Originally from Boston MA, Dennis received his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dennis also researches data equity and leads policy discussions in social epidemiology, with a focus on both Maternal and Child Health and medical racism. Prior to his public health career, Dennis spent 15 years in the biotechnology sector, most recently as a Manufacturing Quality Engineer where he oversaw the production of several cancer medicines at Pfizer, Inc. In his downtime, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, taking on new woodworking/DIY projects, solving all manner of puzzle games, and making time to enjoy a good laugh with anyone.
Culture of Data Conference
Data can be a powerful advocacy tool for communities. Community engagement in data collection, analysis, and dissemination enhances buy-in, commitment, sustainability and equity to the work at hand.