Statistical Communication

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WFU to introduce middle and high schoolers to careers in statistics and data science in Wake Forest News [2023] quoted

With public health information saying ‘why’ matters in Wake Forest News [2022] write-up

Just Tweak Some Parameters in Not So Standard Deviations Podcast [2022] podcast

How to think about masking on planes, trains, and buses right now in Vox [2022] quoted

Is Covid More Dangerous Than Driving? How Scientists Are Parsing Covid Risks. in The New York Times [2022] quoted

Covid-19 safety doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Here’s how to think about it going forward. in Vox [2022] quoted

@WomeninStat + Rotating Curators = Success in Amstat News Magazine [2021] write-up

How to stay safe this Thanksgiving, even as the COVID pandemic remains a threat in USA Today [2021] op-ed

Six Rules That Will Define Our Second Pandemic Winter in The Atlantic [2021] quoted

Breakthrough COVID-19 & Delta in Epidemiology Counts, a Society for Epidemiologic Research Podcast [2021] podcast

Committee Spotlight: Committee on Women in Statistics in Amstat News Magazine [2021] write-up

Could rapid result low sensitivity SARS-CoV-2 tests improve pandemic quarantine strategies? in News Medical Life Sciences [2021] write-up

Vaccines Remain Largely Effective Against Delta Variant, Counter to Claims From Fox News Guest in The Washington Informer [2021] quoted

Analysis: Why COVID-19 cases are rising in Canada in Ottawa Sun [2021] quoted

Why you shouldn’t be concerned when more vaccinated people are getting infected than unvaccinated in RMIT ABC Fact Check [2021] quoted

Wake Forest researcher: There aren’t a lot of vaccinated people in the hospital in Hickory Daily Record [2021] quoted

Reports on breakthrough COVID cases causing confusion about vaccine effectiveness in Wake Forest News [2021] write-up

Lucy D’Agostino McGowan: The essential stats on breakthrough cases in Winston-Salem Journal [2021] op-ed

Wake Forest researcher suggests looking at breakthrough cases differently in Winston-Salem Journal [2021] quoted

You’re probably reading breakthrough COVID-19 case numbers the wrong way. Here’s why in CBS Raleigh [2021] televised interview

Alarmed about breakthrough COVID cases? Here’s how experts say to read the numbers in News and Observer [2021] quoted

Quantifying vaccine effectiveness: How to properly report breakthrough cases in BBC Radio Interview with Stephen Nolan [2021] radio

Celebrating Women in Statistics in Amstat News Magazine [2021] write-up

Professors Carry Remote Learning Learned into New Semester in Spectrum News [2021] quoted

Special Guest Lucy D’Agostino McGowan in Not So Standard Deviations Podcast [2020] podcast

A casual conversation concerning causal inference in Practical AI Podcast [2020] podcast

How to protect yourself and others from spreading COVID-19 at Thanksgiving dinner by Justin Lessler and Lucy D’Agostino McGowan in USA Today Op-Ed [2020] op-ed

Indoor Church Services Are COVID-19 Hot Spots: Here’s Why in Healthline [2020] quoted

ASA Fellows Analysis by Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Katherine Monti in Amstat News Magazine [2020] article

Why the ‘COVID-19 killed only 6%’ argument is wrong by Justin Lessler and Lucy D’Agostino McGowan in USA Today Op-Ed [2020] op-ed

The power of professors: Peer learning communities advance the art of teaching during a pandemic in Wake Forest News [2020] quoted

Women in Data Science & How to Help in Super Data Science Podcast [2018] podcast

Diabetes: Switching to common drugs raises risk of complications in Medical News Today [2018] write-up

Rising Star Talks About Statistics Journey, Future of the Profession in Amstat News Magazine [2018] write-up

What Do Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Ryan Jarrett Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians? in Amstat News Magazine [2017] write-up

Swipe right for science: Papr app is “Tinder for preprints” in Nature [2017] write-up

Great paper? Swipe right on the new “Tinder for preprints” app in Science [2017] write-up

Is your research hot or not? US boffins create “Tinder for preprints” in The Register [2017] write-up


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