UNB Saint John data scientist pioneering in occupational health informatics

UNB Saint John alum Hongchang (Gary) Bao’s work with Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Anil Adisesh produced an automated coding algorithm for occupational data (job title and industry codes for the Canadian National Occupation Classification (NOC) system). Funded by CanPath and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, the algorithm is now being applied data from Atlantic PATH and the Alberta’s Tomorrow Project.