J S Brownstein

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Using web search query data to monitor dengue epidemics: a new model for neglected tropical disease surveillance
    Emily H Chan
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1206. 2011
  2. pmc Association between fine particulate matter and diabetes prevalence in the U.S
    John F Pearson
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2196-201. 2010
  3. pmc Breaking the news or fueling the epidemic? Temporal association between news media report volume and opioid-related mortality
    Nabarun Dasgupta
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e7758. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Using search queries for malaria surveillance, Thailand
    Alex J Ocampo
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston 02115, MA, USA
    Malar J 12:390. 2013
  5. pmc Measuring the impact of health policies using Internet search patterns: the case of abortion
    Ben Y Reis
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:514. 2010
  6. pmc Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-based emerging infectious disease intelligence and the HealthMap project
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e151. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint HealthMap: the development of automated real-time internet surveillance for epidemic intelligence
    J S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Euro Surveill 12:E071129.5. 2007
  8. pmc The tell-tale heart: population-based surveillance reveals an association of rofecoxib and celecoxib with myocardial infarction
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e840. 2007
  9. pmc An unsupervised classification method for inferring original case locations from low-resolution disease maps
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 1 Autumn St, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:56. 2006
  10. pmc Empirical evidence for the effect of airline travel on inter-regional influenza spread in the United States
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 3:e401. 2006

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Using web search query data to monitor dengue epidemics: a new model for neglected tropical disease surveillance
    Emily H Chan
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1206. 2011
    ..In this study, we aimed to assess whether web search queries are a viable data source for the early detection and monitoring of dengue epidemics...
  2. pmc Association between fine particulate matter and diabetes prevalence in the U.S
    John F Pearson
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2196-201. 2010
    ..5 (PM2.5) on human health. We evaluated the association between PM2.5 exposure and diabetes prevalence in the U.S. and explored factors that may influence this relationship...
  3. pmc Breaking the news or fueling the epidemic? Temporal association between news media report volume and opioid-related mortality
    Nabarun Dasgupta
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e7758. 2009
    ..We assessed whether increases in news media reports occurred before or after increases in overdose deaths...
  4. ncbi request reprint Using search queries for malaria surveillance, Thailand
    Alex J Ocampo
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston 02115, MA, USA
    Malar J 12:390. 2013
    ..The research focuses on Thailand where real-time malaria surveillance is crucial as malaria is re-emerging and developing resistance to pharmaceuticals in the region...
  5. pmc Measuring the impact of health policies using Internet search patterns: the case of abortion
    Ben Y Reis
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:514. 2010
    ..We propose that these data can also be used more broadly to study the impact of health policies across different regions in a more efficient and timely manner...
  6. pmc Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-based emerging infectious disease intelligence and the HealthMap project
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e151. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint HealthMap: the development of automated real-time internet surveillance for epidemic intelligence
    J S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Euro Surveill 12:E071129.5. 2007
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  8. pmc The tell-tale heart: population-based surveillance reveals an association of rofecoxib and celecoxib with myocardial infarction
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e840. 2007
    ..COX-2 selective inhibitors are associated with myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to determine whether population health monitoring would have revealed the effect of COX-2 inhibitors on population-level patterns of MI...
  9. pmc An unsupervised classification method for inferring original case locations from low-resolution disease maps
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 1 Autumn St, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:56. 2006
    ..In this report, a method is presented to evaluate whether patient privacy is being breached in the publication of low-resolution disease maps...
  10. pmc Empirical evidence for the effect of airline travel on inter-regional influenza spread in the United States
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 3:e401. 2006
    ..Here, we assess, with empirical data, the role of airline volume on the yearly inter-regional spread of influenza in the United States...
  11. pmc Rapid identification of myocardial infarction risk associated with diabetes medications using electronic medical records
    John S Brownstein
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:526-31. 2010
    ..Our use of usual care electronic data sources from a large hospital network represents an innovative approach to rapid safety signal detection that may enable more effective postmarketing drug surveillance...
  12. pmc Identifying pediatric age groups for influenza vaccination using a real-time regional surveillance system
    John S Brownstein
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:686-93. 2005
    ..001). Study findings add to a growing body of support for a strategy to vaccinate children older than the currently targeted age of 6-23 months and specifically suggest that there may be value in vaccinating preschool-age children...
  13. pmc Pediatric population size is associated with geographic patterns of acute respiratory infections among adults
    John S Brownstein
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:63-8. 2008
    ..We measure the association between proportion of children and specific pediatric age groups in a local population with the timing and rate of adult emergency department (ED) utilization for influenza and other acute respiratory infections...
  14. doi request reprint Effect of environmental factors on the spatio-temporal patterns of influenza spread
    K M L Charland
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1377-87. 2009
    ..027 to -0.0032). Future studies may elucidate biological mechanisms intrinsically linked to solar radiation that contribute to epidemic timing in temperate regions...
  15. pmc Automated vocabulary discovery for geo-parsing online epidemic intelligence
    Mikaela Keller
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 10:385. 2009
    ..This task is sometimes referred to as "geo-parsing". A typical approach to geo-parsing would demand an expensive training corpus of alerts manually tagged by a human...
  16. pmc Use of unstructured event-based reports for global infectious disease surveillance
    Mikaela Keller
    Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:689-95. 2009
    ..Such development would further establish event-based monitoring as an invaluable public health resource that provides critical context and an alternative to traditional indicator-based outbreak reporting...
  17. pmc Integrating spatial epidemiology into a decision model for evaluation of facial palsy in children
    Andrew M Fine
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:61-7. 2011
    ..To develop a novel diagnostic algorithm for Lyme disease among children with facial palsy by integrating public health surveillance data with traditional clinical predictors...
  18. pmc Evaluation of influenza prevention in the workplace using a personally controlled health record: randomized controlled trial
    Florence T Bourgeois
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e5. 2008
    ..Health promotion programs using PCHRs can potentially be used in a variety of settings and target a large range of health issues...
  19. ncbi request reprint Forest fragmentation predicts local scale heterogeneity of Lyme disease risk
    John S Brownstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Oecologia 146:469-75. 2005
    ..A complete understanding of the influence of landscape fragmentation will allow for improved risk mapping and potential environmental management of Lyme disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Validation of syndromic surveillance for respiratory infections
    Florence T Bourgeois
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:265.e1. 2006
    ..This study measures the value of respiratory data currently used in syndromic surveillance systems to detect respiratory infections by comparing it against criterion standard viral testing within a pediatric population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lumbar puncture ordering and results in the pediatric population: a promising data source for surveillance systems
    Amir Kimia
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:767-73. 2006
    ..When normal patterns of laboratory test orders and results are modeled, aberrations can be detected. Because many test orders are available electronically well before results, atypical patterns of test ordering may signal outbreaks...
  22. pmc HealthMap: global infectious disease monitoring through automated classification and visualization of Internet media reports
    Clark C Freifeld
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:150-7. 2008
    ..Our objective is to address this challenge through the HealthMap.org Web application, an automated system for querying, filtering, integrating and visualizing unstructured reports on disease outbreaks...
  23. ncbi request reprint The new International Health Regulations: considerations for global public health surveillance
    Jessica L Sturtevant
    Harvard School of Public Health and the Children s Hospital Informatics Program CHIP at the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MA, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 1:117-21. 2007
    ..The authors review some practical challenges such as inadequate surveillance and reporting infrastructure, and legal enforcement and maintenance of individual human rights...
  24. pmc Evidence-based tool for triggering school closures during influenza outbreaks, Japan
    Asami Sasaki
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1841-3. 2009
    ..Using empirical data on absentee rates of elementary school students in Japan, we developed a simple and practical algorithm for determining the optimal timing of school closures for control of influenza outbreaks...
  25. pmc Interaction and transmission of two Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strains in a tick-rodent maintenance system
    Marketa Derdakova
    Vector Ecology Laboratory, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6783-8. 2004
    ..Other strains, such as B348, may be more effectively maintained in different tick-vertebrate transmission cycles...
  26. ncbi request reprint Running outside the baseline: impact of the 2004 Major League Baseball postseason on emergency department use
    Ben Y Reis
    Ann Emerg Med 46:386-7. 2005
  27. pmc A climate-based model predicts the spatial distribution of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in the United States
    John S Brownstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1152-7. 2003
    ..scapularis across the United States...
  28. pmc Automated real time constant-specificity surveillance for disease outbreaks
    Shannon C Wieland
    Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 4307, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:15. 2007
    ..The usefulness of outbreak detection strategies depends on their specificity; the false alarm rate affects the interpretation of alarms...
  29. ncbi request reprint No place to hide--reverse identification of patients from published maps
    John S Brownstein
    N Engl J Med 355:1741-2. 2006
  30. pmc Enhancing West Nile virus surveillance, United States
    John S Brownstein
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1129-33. 2004
    ..We also demonstrate that mosquito surveillance is a more accurate predictor of human risk than monitoring dead and infected wild birds...
  31. pmc Density-equalizing Euclidean minimum spanning trees for the detection of all disease cluster shapes
    Shannon C Wieland
    Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 4307, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:9404-9. 2007
    ..Sensitivity and accuracy comparisons with the prevailing cluster detection method show that the method performs similarly on approximately circular historical clusters and greatly improves detection for noncircular clusters...