Student Project

Differential Gender-Based Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease

In 2021, there continues to exist disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of cardiovascular disease for women. In this study, we work under the mentorship of UCSF researchers to develop multiple classification models and perform BERT fine-tuning for sentence classification to identify whether a post related to cardiovascular disease was posted in the subreddit r/AskWomen or r/AskMen. This classification is the first step in deep learning research on social media cardiovascular health data  to extract patterns from patient-driven text, paving the way to better understand, and subsequently mitigate, gender and sex-based disparities for outcomes of cardiovascular disease.

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November 15, 2021