I am an Assistant Professor of Global Health at Boston University. I was previously an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington. I completed my postdoctoral training at HealthMap, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
I have a PhD in Computational Epidemiology from the Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at Virginia Tech. I completed my PhD dissertation at the Network Dynamics and Simulations Science Lab at Virginia Tech BioComplexity Institute. I also have an MS in Statistics and a BS in Mathematics. I was born and raised in Cameroon.
I am interested in the use of digital data and technology to improve health. I develop statistical and computational approaches for integrating digital data with other data streams for surveillance of infectious and chronic diseases. My current research is focused on the use of Artificial Intelligence for population health research and social media for monitoring risk factors for chronic diseases to supplement surveys. My previous projects included, surveillance of foodborne illness and unsafe foods, addressing bias in digital data, and exploring the use of big data to study the health of women and girls.