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Quynh C. Nguyen, Matt McCullough, Hsien-wen Meng, Debjyoti Paul, Dapeng Li, Suraj Kath, Geoffrey Loomis, Elaine O. Nsoesie, Ming Wen, Ken R. Smith, Feifei Li. Geotagged U.S. Tweets (2015-2016) as Predictors of County-Level Health Outcomes. American Journal of Public Health 107(11):1776-1782. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303993. Link

Patrick Quade, Elaine O. Nsoesie. A Platform for Crowdsourced Foodborne Illness Surveillance: Description of Users and Reports. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2017 Jul 5;3(3):e42. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.7076. Link

Samuel Henly, Gaurav Tuli, Sheryl A Kluberg, Jared B Hawkins, Quynh C Nguyen, Aranka Anema, Adyasha Maharana, John S Brownstein, Elaine O Nsoesie (2017). Disparities in digital reporting of illness: A demographic and socioeconomic assessment. Preventive Medicine 101: 18-22. Link

Nicholas Kassebaum et al. (2017). Child and adolescent health from 1990 to 2015: findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA Pediatrics 171(6): 573-592. Link

Chante Karimkhani et al. (2017). Global skin disease morbidity and mortality: an update from the global burden of disease study 2013. JAMA Dermatology 153(5): 406-412. Link

Theodoros Rekatsinas, Saurav Ghosh, Sumiko R Mekaru, Elaine O Nsoesie, John S Brownstein, Lise Getoor, Naren Ramakrishnan (2017). Forecasting rare disease outbreaks from open source indicators. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining: The ASA Data Science Journal 10(2):136-150. Link

Ghosh S, Chakraborty P, Nsoesie EO, Cohn E, Mekaru SR, Brownstein JS, Ramakrishnan N (2017). Temporal Topic Modeling to Assess Associations between News Trends and Infectious Disease Outbreaks. Scientific Reports 7:40841. Link

Kraemer MU, et al. (2017). Spread of yellow fever virus outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015-16: a modelling study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 17(3):330-338. Link

Nina Cesare, Christan Grant, Elaine O Nsoesie (2017). Detection of User Demographics on Social Media: A Review of Methods and Recommendations for Best Practices. arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.01807 Link

Jenine K Harris, Jared B Hawkins, Leila Nguyen, Elaine O Nsoesie, Gaurav Tuli, Raed Mansour, John S Brownstein (2017). Using Twitter to Identify and Respond to Food Poisoning: The Food Safety STL Project. Journal of public health management and practice Link


Nsoesie EO, Flor L, Hawkins J, Maharana A, Skotnes T, Marinho F, Brownstein JS (2016). Social Media as a Sentinel for Disease Surveillance: What Does Sociodemographic Status Have to Do with It? PLoS Currents. 8. pii: ecurrents.outbreaks.cc09a42586e16dc7dd62813b7ee5d6b6. Link

Nguyen QC, Li D, Meng HW, Kath S, Nsoesie E, Li F, Wen M. Building a National Neighborhood Dataset From Geotagged Twitter Data for Indicators of Happiness, Diet, and Physical Activity. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2016 Oct 17;2(2):e158. Link

GBD 2015 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1603-1658. Link

GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1545-1602. Link

GBD 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1459-1544. Link

Zinszer K, Morrison K, Brownstein JS, Marinho F, Santos AF, Nsoesie EO. Reconstruction of Zika Virus Introduction in Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jan;23(1):91-94. doi: 10.3201/eid2301.161274. Epub 2017 Jan 15. Link

Nsoesie EO, Kraemer MU, Golding N, Pigott DM, Brady OJ, Moyes CL, Johansson MA, Gething PW, Velayudhan R, Khan K, Hay SI, Brownstein JS. Global distribution and environmental suitability for chikungunya virus, 1952 to 2015. Euro Surveill. 2016 May 19;21(20). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.20.30234. Link

Ndeffo-Mbah ML, Durham DP, Skrip LA, Nsoesie EO, Brownstein JS, Fish D, Galvani AP. Evaluating the effectiveness of localized control strategies to curtail chikungunya. Scientific Reports 2016 Apr 5;6:23997. doi: 10.1038/srep23997. Link


Santillana M, Nguyen AT, Dredze M, Paul MJ, Nsoesie EO, Brownstein JS. Combining Search, Social Media, and Traditional Data Sources to Improve Influenza Surveillance. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Oct 29;11(10):e1004513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004513. eCollection 2015 Oct. Link

Hawkins JB, Brownstein JS, Tuli G, Runels T, Broecker K, Nsoesie EO, McIver DJ, Rozenblum R, Wright A, Bourgeois FT, Greaves F. Measuring patient-perceived quality of care in US hospitals using Twitter. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Jun;25(6):404-13. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004309. Epub 2015 Oct 13. Link

Nsoesie EO, Ricketts RP, Brown HE, Fish D, Durham DP, Ndeffo Mbah ML, Christian T, Ahmed S, Marcellin C, Shelly E, Owers K, Wenzel N, Galvani AP, Brownstein JS. Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Chikungunya Virus Transmission in Dominica. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Aug 14;9(8):e0003977. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003977. eCollection 2015. Link

Nsoesie EO, Brownstein JS. Computational approaches to influenza surveillance: beyond timeliness. Cell Host Microbe. 2015 Mar 11;17(3):275-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.02.004. Link

Nsoesie EO, Butler P, Ramakrishnan N, Mekaru SR, Brownstein JS. Monitoring disease trends using hospital traffic data from high resolution satellite imagery: a feasibility study. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 13;5:9112. doi: 10.1038/srep09112. Link

Nsoesie EO, Kluberg SA, Mekaru SR, Majumder MS, Khan K, Hay SI, Brownstein JS. New digital technologies for the surveillance of infectious diseases at mass gathering events. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Feb;21(2):134-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.12.017. Epub 2014 Dec 31. Review. Link

Althouse BM, Scarpino SV, Meyers LA, Ayers JW, Bargsten M, Baumbach J, Brownstein JS, Castro L, Clapham H, Cummings DA, Del Valle S, Eubank S, Fairchild G, Finelli L, Generous N, George D, Harper DR, Hébert-Dufresne L, Johansson MA, Konty K, Lipsitch M, Milinovich G, Miller JD, Nsoesie EO, Olson DR, Paul M, Polgreen PM, Priedhorsky R, Read JM, Rodríguez-Barraquer I, Smith DJ, Stefansen C, Swerdlow DL, Thompson D, Vespignani A, Wesolowski A. Enhancing disease surveillance with novel data streams: challenges and opportunities. EPJ Data Sci. 2015;4. pii: 17. Epub 2015 Oct 16. Link


Nsoesie EO, Kluberg SA, Brownstein JS. Online reports of foodborne illness capture foods implicated in official foodborne outbreak reports. Preventive Medicine 2014 Oct;67:264-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Aug 11. Link

Santillana M, Nsoesie EO, Mekaru SR, Scales D, Brownstein JS. Using clinicians' search query data to monitor influenza epidemics. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 15;59(10):1446-50. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu647. Epub 2014 Aug 12. Link

Khan K, Bogoch I, Brownstein JS, Miniota J, Nicolucci A, Hu W, Nsoesie EO, Cetron M, Creatore MI, German M, Wilder-Smith A. Assessing the origin of and potential for international spread of chikungunya virus from the Caribbean. PLoS Curr. 2014 Jun 6;6. pii: ecurrents.outbreaks.2134a0a7bf37fd8d388181539fea2da5. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.2134a0a7bf37fd8d388181539fea2da5. Link

Nsoesie EO, Mekaru SR, Ramakrishnan N, Marathe MV, Brownstein JS. Modeling to predict cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Chile. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Apr 24;8(4):e2779. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002779. eCollection 2014 Apr. Link

Nsoesie EO, Buckeridge DL, Brownstein JS. Guess who's not coming to dinner? Evaluating online restaurant reservations for disease surveillance. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Jan 22;16(1):e22. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2998. Link

Nsoesie EO, Leman SC, Marathe MV. A Dirichlet process model for classifying and forecasting epidemic curves. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 9;14:12. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-12. Link

Nsoesie EO, Brownstein JS, Ramakrishnan N, Marathe MV. A systematic review of studies on forecasting the dynamics of influenza outbreaks. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014 May;8(3):309-16. doi: 10.1111/irv.12226. Epub 2013 Dec 23. Review. Link


Nsoesie E, Mararthe M, Brownstein J. Forecasting peaks of seasonal influenza epidemics. PLoS Curr. 2013 Jun 21;5. pii: ecurrents.outbreaks.bb1e879a23137022ea79a8c508b030bc. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.bb1e879a23137022ea79a8c508b030bc. Link

Nsoesie EO, Beckman RJ, Shashaani S, Nagaraj KS, Marathe MV. A Simulation Optimization Approach to Epidemic Forecasting. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 27;8(6):e67164. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067164. Link

Yuan Q, Nsoesie EO, Lv B, Peng G, Chunara R, Brownstein JS. Monitoring influenza epidemics in china with search query from baidu. PLoS One. 2013 May 30;8(5):e64323. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064323. Link


Nsoesie EO, Beckman RJ, Marathe MV. Sensitivity analysis of an individual-based model for simulation of influenza epidemics. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e45414. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045414. Epub 2012 Oct 29. Link


Lewis SN, Nsoesie E, Weeks C, Qiao D, Zhang L. Prediction of disease and phenotype associations from genome-wide association studies. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27175. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027175. Epub 2011 Nov 4. Link

Nsoesie EO, Beckman R, Marathe M, Lewis B. Prediction of an Epidemic Curve: A Supervised Classification Approach. Stat Commun Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 1;3(1). Link