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Rumi Chunara Bio

Rumi Chunara
Bio:  Our research group is interested in the use of personally generated data to better understand population-level disease spread. This includes data from social media sources such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as data from other Internet and mobile-connected tools. We are currently working on projects using social media to understand health behaviors and other epidemiological factors. In doing so we also develop methodology for using unstructured reports as well as work on coupling social media with other data sources to increase specificity.