Martin Frigaard

Martin Frigaard, MA, MAS

Data Scientist, Co-Founder

Oakland, CA

About Me

Hi! I'm Martin Frigaard, a Data Scientist and Co-Founder of Paradigm Datagroup. I provide workshops, write guides and tutorials, and build web applications for individuals and teams working with data. I have over 8 years of experience with data analysis, statistics, and research. I'm also a fully certified RStudio tidyverse trainer. If you'd like a PDF version on my résumé, please click the dropbox link here.

Experience

Data Scientst, Co-Founder
2019 - Present · Paradigm Data Group
Our company provides data science trainings and solutions to companies, schools, teams, and individuals.
Author/Contributor
2016 - Present · Storybench
I've been a contributing author since 2016, and I write R/RStudio tutorials and how-tos for data journalists.
Computational & Data Science Research Specialist III
2017 - 2018 · University of California, San Francisco
I was responsible for analyzing existing software, scientific code, data science/analytics code/algorithms and applied complex programming practices. I also worked with domain scientists where applicable to perform these responsibilities and uses domain science knowledge where relevant.
Researcher Associate
2015 - 2017 · NCIRE - The Veterans Health Research Institute
As the Research Associate, I was responsible for the data management of all clinical research volunteers (physicians and clinical pharmacists) and subjects (trial participants) to ensure veterans were screened or diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
Researcher Scientist
2011 - 2014 · CNAP - The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion
As the Research Scientist, I was responsible for the selection and application of appropriate evaluation methods, techniques, practices, and procedures. I also oversaw the work of four interns by establishing priorities, coordinating activities, and resolving related work problems.

Education

M.A.S. in Clinical Research
2015 - 2017 · University of California, San Francisco
Thesis: Validating laboratory defined chronic kidney disease in the electronic health record for patients in primary care
M.A. in Kinesiology
2009 - 2011 · California State University, Chico
Thesis: Associations Between Obesity and Elevated Blood Pressure Among Children in Five Low-Income Northern California Elementary Schools
B.S. in Exercise Physiology
2007 - 2009 · California State University, Chico

Writing

Tutorials

2019. M Frigaard & Aleszu Bajak. Data Journalism in R. Storybench (Northeastern University's School of Journalism).

Journal Articles

2019. M Frigaard, A Rubinsky, L Lowell, A Malkina, L Karliner, M Kohn, CA Peralta. Validating laboratory defined chronic kidney disease in the electronic health record for patients in primary care. BMC nephrology. 2019 Jan;20(3):3.

2017. CA Peralta, M Frigaard, AD Rubinsky, L Rolon, L Lo, S Voora, K Seal, D Tuot, S Chao, K Lui, P Chiao, N Powe, M Shlipak. Implementation of a pragmatic randomized trial of screening for chronic kidney disease to improve care among non-diabetic hypertensive veterans. BMC Nephrology. 2017 Apr 12;18(1):132.

2013. M Frigaard, K Goto, C Wolff, S Bianco-Simeral, T Fahey. Identifying Red Flags: Using Anthropometry Measures to Screen for Elevated Blood Pressure Risk in Children. Childhood Obesity and Nutrition. January 14, 2013.

Book Chapters

2015. M Frigaard (published with K. Lee Lerner). Genetic Testing and Privacy Issues. Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition.

2015. M Frigaard (published with K. Lee Lerner). Noncommunicable Diseases (Lifestyle Diseases). Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition.

2015. M Frigaard (published with K. Lee Lerner). Pharmaceutical Research, Testing, and Access, Sidebar: Pharmaceutical Supply to Developing Nations. Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition.

2015. M Frigaard (published with K. Lee Lerner). Vaccines, Sidebar: Experimental use in Ebola Outbreak. Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition.

2015. M Frigaard (published with K. Lee Lerner). Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Sidebar: MMR fraud and anti-vaccine movements. Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition.

Posters & Abstracts

2018. MJ Frigaard, L Karliner, C Peralta. The Associations Between Ckd Diagnosis And Guideline-Driven Care. American Journal Of Kidney Diseases 71 (4), 539-539.

2018. M Frigaard, C Peralta, L Karliner. Comparison Of Historical Lab-Ckd And Clinician Chart Review. American Journal Of Kidney Diseases 71 (4), 539-539.

Data Projects

Sharing your work
This is a free text I wrote for our business partners. It covers getting started in R, RStudio & Git and sharing a project with Github pages. I covered these topics with a relevant case study (2020 democratic candidates Google trend and Twitter data).
The Diabetes Technology Society Blood Glucose Monitor System (BGMS) Surveillance Program
The error grids clinicians use to check the accuracy of blood glucose monitors are out-of-date. Regulatory agencies don't use error grids for approving monitors, but these tools could be useful for testing the performance of recommended products. The Diabetes Technology Society partnered with representatives from the Food and Drug Administration, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, and representatives from academia, industry, and government developed the surveillance error grid (SEG) as a tool to assess the degree of clinical risk from inaccurate blood glucose monitors (BGM). I built a Shiny app for clinicians to import data from a BGM, perform statistical tests for accuracy, and create data visualizations to communicate the results.
Tidyverse tips
A blog for tidyverse pakcages, functions, tips, and tricks. Updated weekly.

Skills

Biostatistics, Experimental Design, Epidemiology
R Programming & Data visualization
Science Communication
Web Technologies

Hobbies

  • Krav Maga
  • Hiking & Camping
  • BBQ