Our research has been graciously funded by the NSF (grants 1643576, 1551036 and 1737987), 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:
M. Akbari, R. Chunara
Using Contextual Information to Improve Blood Glucose Prediction
2019. Machine Learning for Healthcare Conference. [pdf]
N.A. Rehman, U. Saif, R. Chunara
Deep Landscape Features for Improving Vector-borne Disease Prediction
2019. CVPR Workshop on Computer Vision for Global Challenges. [pdf]
K. Relia, Z. Li, S.H. Cook, R. Chunara
Race, Ethnicity and National Origin-based Discrimination in Social Media and Hate Crimes Across 100 U.S. Cities
2019. Proceedings of the 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. ICWSM 2019. [pdf]
Highlighted in VICE
V. Mhasawade, N. A. Rehman, R. Chunara
Population-aware Hierarchical Bayesian Domain Adaptation
2018. NeurIPS Machine Learning for Health Workshop. [pdf]
S. Feng, K. Grépin, R. Chunara
Tracking health seeking behavior during an Ebola outbreak via mobile phones and SMS
2018. npj Digital Medicine. [pdf]
Highlighted in ACM Technews, BBC World Service Radio
N.A. Rehman, K. Relia, R. Chunara
Creating Full Individual-level Location Timelines from Sparse Social Media Data
2018. ACM Sigspatial. [pdf]
K. Relia, M. Akbari, D. Duncan, R. Chunara
Socio-spatial Self-organizing Maps: Using Social Media to Assess Relevant Geographies for Exposure to Social Processes
2018. Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM), CSCW 2018. [pdf]
A.R. Daughton, M.J. Paul, R. Chunara.
What do people tweet when they’re sick? A preliminary comparison of symptom reports and Twitter timelines.
2018. ICWSM Workshop on Social Media and Health, Stanford, California. [pdf]
M. Akbari, K. Relia, A. Elghafari, R. Chunara.
From the User to the Medium: Neural Profiling Across Web Communities.
2018. Proceedings of the 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. ICWSM 2018. [pdf]
T. Huang, A. Elghafari, K. Relia, R. Chunara
High-resolution Temporal Representations of Alcohol and Tobacco Behaviors from Social Media Data
2018. Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM), CSCW 2018 Online First. [pdf]
O. Kolawole, M. Oguntoye, T. Dam, R. Chunara
Etiology of Respiratory Tract Infections in the Community and Clinic in Ilorin, Nigeria
2017. BMC Research Notes. [pdf]
K. Baltrusaitis, M. Santillana, A.W. Crawley, R. Chunara, M. Smolinski, J.S. Brownstein
Determinants of Participants’ Follow-Up and Characterization of Representativeness in Flu Near You, A Participatory Disease Surveillance System
2017. JMIR Public Health Surveill. [link]
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]
R. Chunara, L.W. Wisk, E.R. Weitzman
Denominator Issues for Personally-Generated Data in Population Health Monitoring.
2016. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. [pdf]
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.
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]
J. Goff, A. Rowe, R. Chunara
First Feasibility of a Surveillance Platform Combining Community-submitted Symptoms and Specimens for Molecular Diagnostic
2014. AMIA [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.
Our lab’s GitHub.