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:
S. Feng, K. Grépin, R. Chunara
Tracking health seeking behavior during an Ebola outbreak via mobile phones and SMS
2018. Nature Digital Medicine. pdf
Highlighted in ACM Technews, BBC World Service Radio
N. Rehman, K. Relia, R. Chunara
Creating Full Individual-level Location Timelines from Sparse Social Media Data
2018. ACM Sigspatial. (forthcoming)
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
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
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]
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.