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Heather Griffis, PhD

Senior Demographer

Heather Griffis is a demographer interested in population health and social media. Heather served as a data analyst for the MyHeartMap Challenge.  Her more recent work focuses on geographic analyses of automated external defibrillator (AED) placement, hospital use of social media, and crowdsourcing as a tool for health information collection.

Heather holds a doctorate in sociology from The Florida State University.

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