Mapping COVID-19 Vaccination Across the US

Michelle Chiu prepared and delivered the R-Ladies Philly July workshop, which provided a hands-on introduction on how to display data onto relevant geographic locations using R.

All of Michelle’s materials are available in the GitHub repo for the workshop. Michelle got us started with an introduction that included review of key packages, such as ggplot2 and cloroplethr. Michelle then provided a demo of how to put these tools together in mapping COVID-19 Vaccination data. We wrapped up with a data visualization exercise in breakout rooms.

About the speaker

Michelle is a graduate student in the Cognition and Neuroscience PhD Program at Temple University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 and continued to earn her master’s degree in Human Development at Cornell University in 2017. Her research broadly looks at digital media and risky decision making using a behavioral and neuroimaging approach. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Philly food scene and practicing yoga!

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You can watch the recording of the event here:


Many thanks to Michelle for the fantastic workshop!