Posts from Appalachia

Tracking COVID-19 in Ohio's Counties

The New York Times is releasing a series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases in the United States, at the state …

Internet Access in Ohio's Census Tracts

The Homeless Today

Note: This post is in progress. Every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases the Annual Homeless …

Resident Population Change in Ohio

Now that the population change estimates are out, here is a quick peek at Ohio’s estimates. First up – the extent of gains and losses …

Poverty and Health Insurance in Appalachia

The Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program and the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) …

Anirudh V. S. Ruhil


Ohio University


I am a professor of leadership and public affairs at Ohio Universty’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. I work on grant-funded and contracted research in the domains of public health, education, and social services, for the most part. I teach introductory and advanced data analytics in our Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs (in all three formats the MPA is offered in), and have taught undergraduate and graduate statistics courses for Plant Biology, Economics, and Commmunication Studies. My cv can be found here.


  • Data analytics and visualization
  • Public health
  • Program evaluation


  • PhD in Political Science, 1999

    SUNY at Stony Brook (NY)

  • MA in Economics, 1993

    University of New Hampshire (NH)

  • BA in Economics, 1989

    University of Mumbai, Mumbai (India)