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Five minute chats with experts from all corners of science about statistics that can be applied to a single person. All scientists and non-scientists are welcomed! This podcast is hosted by Stats-of-1 (, a blog on a mission to improve personalized health through digital individualized statistical designs or methods.
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How can we identify treatment you want to do?

N-of-5 MinutesAug 13, 2023

How can we identify treatment you want to do?

How can we identify treatment you want to do?

How can we monitor your health in a way that is personally meaningful?

Diogo Branco is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Lisbon. His research focuses on human computer interaction, particularly in pervasive health care. Over the past five years, he has dedicated his research to designing, developing, and evaluating applications and platforms in various health care fields including Parkinson's disease.

Throughout his PhD, Diogo's primary objective is to utilize personalized tracking mechanisms to improve treatment adherence among individuals with Parkinson's and increased data availability for clinicians. In this episode, he talks to us about some of his work with patients with Parkinson's disease, with a focus on how we can make health monitoring easy and engaging so patients and clinicians can both benefit.

Aug 13, 202314:26
Please be quiet!

Please be quiet!

How can we support people that have an intense reaction to certain sounds?

⁠Dr. Kibby McMahon⁠ is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and the co-host of ‘A Little Help for our Friends’⁠ podcast. Kibby completed her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, her PhD at Duke University in the Clinical Psychology program and her pre-doctoral internship at Cornell and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, where she investigated novel treatments for misophonia in which people are intensely bothered by specific sounds (for more description of condition check out this website). Having been trained in several forms of evidence-based psychotherapies, Kibby treats adults with a range of mental health struggles, particularly depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, and general relationship problems. Her passion lies in helping people connect more deeply to themselves and to others.

Jul 25, 202310:14
Exercise, energy and fatigue: what works for you?

Exercise, energy and fatigue: what works for you?

Ali Boolani is a multidisciplinary scientist whose work is focused on identifying feelings of mental and physical energy and fatigue and prescribing inter and intra individual interventions. His work is trying to identify intra individual differences in interventions to modify fatigue led to his interest in learning more about stats of one. He's currently the PI of the Mental Performance Lab at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, and is interested in using these methods to improve his work.

May 24, 202323:08
Adaptive Computing for Diabetes

Adaptive Computing for Diabetes

How can we create personalized support for people with Diabetes using mobile devices?

In this episode, Dr Simon Harper talks about his work creating computer algorithms that monitor and adapt to people's behavior to provide them with personalized support to manage their Type I Diabetes. Dr Harper is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Manchester. His work is centered on understanding, predicting and influencing a user's behavior in the real-world and through interfaces and information, while taking into account cognitive, behavioral, perceptual and technological factors. His contributions lie in the development of adaptive user models of extreme users and/or extreme environments.

May 14, 202312:54
Optimizing Therapy for Individuals 

Optimizing Therapy for Individuals 

How can we help people get the most out of therapy?

In this episode, Dr Julianne Wilner Tirpak talks about her work exploring personalized therapy approaches for adolescents that engage in high risk behavior. Dr Wilner Tirpak is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital in Boston where she researches treatments for adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm behaviors, and anxiety.

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Tailored to Our Emotions

Tailored to Our Emotions

How can we find personalized treatments to help people manager their emotions?

In this episode we talk to Dr. Clair Robbins. Dr. Robbins is a Clinical Psychologist and Stats-of-1 2023 Lead Editor. She currently works as a clinical psychologist as Triangle Area  Psychology Clinic in Durham, NC. She is licensed clinical psychologist  who specializes in providing evidence-based treatments to patients who  find that strong emotions are interfering in their daily lives. She co-authored the second edition of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP), which is a  treatment for common mental health problems such as depression and  anxiety. 

Jan 15, 202305:58
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A population of you!
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