Data science can be applied to various disciplines and catalyze social change. Boston University’s Office of Research hosted “Research on Tap: Data Science for Racial Equity,” Tuesday examining how data science can be used to promote racial equity.

Boston University assistant professor of global health Elaine Nsoesie discusses antiracist research at “Research on Tap: Data Science for Racial Equity.” BU’s Office of Research hosted the event to show how data science can promote racial equity. ANH NGUYEN/DFP STAFF

The event emphasized the urgent need for research that “exposes racist policy implications” and informs the public and policymakers on a