Environmental Monitoring

How to estimate soil organic carbon stocks of agricultural fields? Perspectives using ex-ante evaluation
Geoderma 411, 115693 (2022)
E Potash, K Guan, A Margenot, DK Lee, E DeLucia, S Wang, C Jang

A Bayesian Approach to Recreational Water Quality Model Validation and Comparison in the Presence of Measurement Error
Water Resources Research, e2021WR031115 (2022)
E Potash and S Steinschneider

Lead Poisoning

In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health, I led the development and validation of a predictive model to target home lead investigations. The source code is available on GitHub. Our work was reported in the Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, and South Side Weekly.

Predictive Modeling for Public Health: Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning
21st ACM SIGKDD Proceedings (2015)
E Potash, J Brew, A Loewi, S Majumdar, A Reece, J Walsh, E Rozier, E Jorgensen, R Mansour, R Ghani

Validation of a Machine Learning Model to Predict Childhood Lead Poisoning
JAMA Network Open 3.9 (2020)
E Potash, R Ghani, J Walsh, E Jorgensen, C Lohff, N Prachand, R Mansour

As a member of the Proactively Addressing Substandard Housing (PASH) working group, I helped draft a city ordinance proposing the Chicago Healthy Homes Inspection Program (CHHIP), a universal rental housing inspection program to protect tenants from health hazards including lead.

Field Trial Design

Randomization Bias in Field Trials to Evaluate Targeting Methods
Economics Letters 167, 131-135 (2018)
E Potash

Algorithmic Fairness

Prediction-Based Decisions and Fairness: A Catalogue of Choices, Assumptions, and Definitions
Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application 8 (2021)
S Mitchell, E Potash, S Barocas, A D’Amour, K Lum

Research - Eric Potash