Our research has been graciously funded by the NSF (grants 1643576 and 1551036), NIH (R21AA023901, R21MH110190), Health Data Explorers Project, International Growth Corporation, the Truth Initiative and the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative (NoroCORE).
Recent papers from our group:
R. Chunara, L.W. Wisk, E.R. Weitzman
Denominator Issues for Personally-Generated Data in Population Health Monitoring.
2016. American Journal of Preventative Medicine (accepted).
B. Ray, R. Chunara.
Predicting Acute Respiratory Infections from Participatory Data.
2016. International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference. Atlanta, USA. (accepted for Oral Presentation). [pdf]
Second Prize Award for Outstanding Student or Post-Degree Abstract.
J. Liu, E.R. Weitzman, R. Chunara
Assessing Behavioral Stages From Social Media Data
2017. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. [pdf]
B. Ray, E. Ghedin, R. Chunara
Network Inference from Multimodal data: A Review of Approaches from Infectious Disease Transmission
2016. JBI. [pdf]
N.A. Rehman, J. Liu, R. Chunara.
Using Propensity Score Matching to Understand the Relationship Between Online Health Information Sources and Vaccination Sentiment.
2016. AAAI Spring Symposium. Palo Alto, CA. [pdf]
B. Ray, R. Chunara.
Integrating Genomic Data in a Community-based Multi-modal Viral Transmission Model for Network Inference.
2015. NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Healthcare. Montréal, Canada. [pdf]
H. Bai, R. Chunara and L.R. Varshney.
Social Capital Deserts: Obesity Surveillance using a Location-Based Social Network.
2015. Proceedings of the Data for Good Exchange (D4GX). New York, NY (NYC Media Lab – Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange Paper Award) [pdf]
D. McIver, J. Hawkins, R. Chunara, A. Chatterjee, A. Bhandari, T. Fitzgerald, S. Jain, J.S. Brownstein.
Characterizing Sleep Issues Using Twitter.
2015. JMIR. [pdf]
R. Chunara, E. Goldstein, J.S. Brownstein.
Estimating Influenza Attack Rates in the United States using a Participatory Cohort.
2015. Sci Rep. [pdf]
J. Goff, A. Rowe, J.S. Brownstein, R. Chunara.
Surveillance of Acute Respiratory Infections Using Community-Submitted Symptoms and Specimens for Molecular Diagnostic Testing.
2015. PLoS Currents. [html]
R. Nagar, Q. Yuan, C.C. Freifeld, M. Santillana, A. Nojima, R. Chunara, J.S. Brownstein.
A case study of the New York City 2012-2013 influenza season with daily geocoded Twitter data from temporal and spatiotemporal perspectives.
2014. JMIR. [pdf]
R. Chunara, L. Bouton, J.W. Ayers, J.S. Brownstein.
Assessing the Online Social Environment for Surveillance of Obesity Prevalence.
2013. PLoS ONE. [pdf]
R. Chunara, J.R. Andrews, J.S. Brownstein.
Social and News Media Enable Estimation of Epidemiological Patterns Early in the 2010 Haitian Cholera Outbreak.
2012. Am J Trop Med Hyg. [pdf]
Here’s a link to Rumi Chunara’s Google Scholar page.