Press & Publications

Press & Publications

February 2016
Publicly Available Online Tool Facilitates Real-Time Monitoring of Vaccine Conversations and Sentiments

By Chi Y. Bahk, Melissa Cumming, Louisa Paushter, Lawrence C. Madoff, Angus Thomson, and John S. Brownstein

Health Affairs

January 21, 2016
Social Media Listening for Routine Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance

By Gregory E. Powell, Harry A. Seifart, Tjark Reblin, Phil J. Burstein, James Blowers, J. Alan Menius, Jeffery L. Painter, Michele Thomas, Carrie E. Pierce, Harold W. Rodriguez, John S. Brownstein, Clark C. Freifeld, Heidi G. Bell, Nabarun Dasgupta

Drug Safety

January 14, 2016
Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil

By Isaac I. Bogoch, Oliver J. Brady, Moritz U.G. Kraemer, Matthew German, Marisa I. Creatore, Manisha A. Kulkarni, John S. Brownstein, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Simon I. Hay, Emily Groot, Alexander Watts, Kamran Khan

The Lancet

January 11, 2016
5 Awesome Problems Solved Through Data Science

By Young Bang, Booz Allen Data Science

January 7, 2016
Digital health, innovation and partnerships: A Q&A with Boston Children’s Chief Innovation Officer

By Vector, Boston Children’s Hospital

January 2016

By Michael J. Paul, Abeed Sarker, John S. Brownstein, Azadeh Nikfarjam, Matthew Scotch, Karen L. Smith, Graciela Gonzalez

Pacific Symposium of Biocomputing 2016

December 21, 2015
Google helps researchers track down worst STD cases

By Mary Chris Jaklevic, Kaiser Health News

December 21, 2015
Consultancy Booz Allen plans Boston expansion into big data

By Jon Chesto, The Boston Globe

December 15, 2015
Diversion and Illicit Sale of Extended Release Tapentadol in the United States

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Pain Medicine

December 4, 2015
Healthland Uber Alles: Uber Brings Preventative Health Care Home

By Paul Spector, M.D., The Huffington Post

November 20, 2015
With slew of partnerships, Uber rolls up to healthcare space

By Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews

 November 18, 2015
Why Aren’t You Getting a Flu Shot, and Could Uber Encourage You?

By Booz Allen Hamilton

November 17, 2015
On-demand health: UberHEALTH and the future of healthcare delivery

By John Brownstein, Uber Under the Hood

November 17, 2015
Haven’t got your flu shot? Uber is offering one-day, on-demand vaccinations to your doorstep

By Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post

November 10, 2015
Boston Children’s to Guide Rock Health-Funded Startups

By David Raths, Healthcare Informatics

November 4, 2015
More Patients Willing To Let Doctors Access Social Media

By Erik Sass, Social Media & Marketing Daily

October 30, 2015
Vomiting Up Brunch? Your Angry Tweet May Save Others From Food Poisoning
October 13, 2015
Patient tweets may reveal insights into health outcomes, hospital experiences

By Ilene MacDonald, FierceHealthcare

October 12, 2015
Improving healthcare through social media tracking

By Ben Davis, Econsultancy

October 11, 2015
GSK finds 21M mentions of its drugs in trawl of social media

By Nick Paul Taylor, FierceBiotechIT

October 5, 2015
GSK, Merck use social media to learn how patients use drugs outside the lab

By Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews

September 10, 2015
Goshgarian, Russell: Finding Essure’s problems the hard way

By Russell and Guest Columnists, The MetroWest Daily News

September 10, 2015
HealthMap Informational Video
August 31, 2015
BostInno Approved: The Startup Events You Need to Know About This Week

By Galen Moore, BostInno

August 26, 2015
Google closes Flu Trends, will send data to researchers at Boston Children’s, CDC

By Nidhi Subbaraman, The Boston Globe: beta Boston

August 5, 2015
Increasing Patient Engagement in Pharmacovigilance Through Online Community Outreach and Mobile Reporting Applications: An Analysis of Adverse Event Reporting for the Essure Device in the US

Chi Y. Bahk, Melanie Goshgarian, Krystal Donohue, Clark C. Freifeld, Christopher M. Menone, Carrie E. Pierce, Harold Rodriguez, John S. Brownstein, Robert Furberg, Nabarun Dasgupta

Pharmaceutical Medicine

August 2015
Drivers of Emerging Infectious Disease Events as Framework for Digital Detection

Sarah H. Olson, Corey M. Benedum, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Nicholas D. Preston, Jonna A.K. Mazet, Damien O. Joly, John S. Brownstein

CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases

August 2015
Searching the Web for Influenza Vaccines: HealthMap Vaccine Finder

Jane E. Huston, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Sheryl Kluberg, John S. Brownstein

American Journal of Public Health

July 24, 2015
FDA Leverages Patient-Reported Information to Monitor Drug Safety

Bonnie I. Scott and Bradley Merrill Thompson, The National Law Review

July 16, 2015
FDA, Google met to discuss use of search to find adverse drug reactions

By Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews

July 14, 2015
Using Twitter data to study the world’s health

By Elaine Reddy, The Twitter Data blog

July 10, 2015
Booz Allen returning to lucrative, commercial, international sectors

By Thomas Heath, The Washington Post

July 3, 2015
Want to spot an outbreak before your friends? Look at this map

By News Desk, PBS Newshour

June 26, 2015
Why Your Doctor Might Want To Track Your Tweets

By Rachel Zimmerman, wbur’s CommonHealth

June 15, 2015
Boston Children’s taps John Brownstein as Chief Innovation Officer

By Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews

June 8, 2015
Colorado researcher’s black-market drug site a window on opioid abuse

By Electa Draper, The Denver Post

May 6, 2015
How social media can be used to track disease outbreaks

By Stephanie Ocano, Healthcare Global

May 6, 2015
Harvard doctors argue the digital phenotype will change healthcare

By Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews

March 5, 2015
FDA releases apps for clinicians to track drug shortages

By Aditi Pai, MobiHealthNews

April 22, 2015
2015 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award Winners Announced

By Bio-IT World Staff

April 18, 2015
Researchers rely on website that tracks illegal Rx sales

By Curt Woodward, The Boston Globe

April 18, 2015
Researchers use black-market drug website to gauge public health

By Felice J. Freyer, The Boston Globe

April 6, 2015
Patients have key role in health data collection

By Lyle Moran, San Diego Source

April 2, 2015
Five ways a Boston Children’s Hospital spin-off is using social media for public health

By Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews

April 1, 2015
Give me the pills and nobody gets hurt

By Elizabeth Salaam, San Diego Reader

March 20, 2015
Comparing timeliness, content, and disease severity of formal and informal source outbreak reporting

Chi Y. Bahk, David A. Scales, Sumiko R. Mekaru, John S. Brownstein, Clark C. Freifeld

BMC Infectious Diseases

March 5, 2015
FDA releases app for clinicians to track drug shortages

By Aditi Pai, MobiHealthNews

March 3, 2015
Prescription Drug Abuse Linked to Indiana HIV Outbreak

By Anna Almendrala, The Huffington Post

January 22, 2015
Searching social networks to detect adverse reactions

By Elizabeth Sukkar, The Pharmaceutical Journal

December 4, 2014
Website Lets Buyers, Sellers Share Drug Prices Online

By Jim Armstrong, CBS Boston

November 21, 2014
Booz Allen Unveils Problem-Solving Products at 1776 Incubator Demo

By MarketWatch

October 29, 2014
Booz Allen buys Boston health analytics start-up Epidemico

By Amrita Jayakumar, The Washington Post

October 2, 2014
How Social Media Listening Can Improve Public Health

By Stephen Goldsmith, government technology

September 24, 2014
Ebola Outbreak: How The Internet Is Changing The Way Health Officials Predict Deadly Epidemics

By Philip Ross, IBT

September 8, 2014
MHRA and Novartis lead consortium to develop adverse drug reaction app

By Dan Stanton, in-Pharma

September 5, 2014
Press release: UK regulator leads innovative EU project on the use of smartphones and social media for drug safety information

By Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

August 11, 2014
Who Tweeted That 145 People Had Ebola in Atlanta? That and Eight Other Things to Know About the Outbreak Today

By Liz Klimas, The Blaze

August 11, 2014
An Algorithm Spotted the Ebola Outbreak Nine Days Before WHO Announced It

By Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek

August 8, 2014
Local Researchers Monitor Infectious Disease Outbreaks Around the World

By Jim Armstrong, CBS Boston

July 9, 2014
Data into Dollars: MedWatcher is Crowdsourcing Reports of Medical Side Effects

By Sharon Paley, Socrata

June 10, 2014
openFDA launches open data platform for consumer protection

By Alex Howard, TechRepublic

May 21, 2014
Fighting infectious diseases with the power of social media

By Heather Unruh, WCVB

May 15, 2014
Searching Social Media for Drug Side Effects

By John Tozzi, Bloomberg Businessweek

April 29, 2014
Digital Drug Safety Surveillance: Monitoring Pharmaceutical Products in Twitter

Clark C Freifeld, John S Brownstein, Christopher M Menone, Wenjie Bao, Ross Filice, Taha Kass-Hout, Nabarun Dasgupta

Drug Safety

April 11, 2014
Disease Outbreak Warnings Via Social Media Sought by U.S.

By Kathleen Miller, Bloomberg Businessweek

January 27, 2014
Adverse Events in social Media: FDA Expects Signal Detection “Revolution”

By Sarah Karlin, The Pink Sheet

December 17, 2013
One way everyone can help with post-market surveillance of medical devices and drugs

By Deanna Pogorelc, MedCity News

September 10, 2013
The rise of the digital epidemiologist: Using big data to track outbreaks and disasters

By Matthew Braga, Financial Post

August 16, 2013
Crowdsourcing black market prices for prescription opioids

Nabarun Dasgupta, Clark Freifeld, John S Brownstein, Christopher M Menone, Hilary L Surratt, Luke Poppish, Jody L Green, Eric J Lavonas, Richard C Dart

Journal of Medical Internet Research

May 13, 2013
Side effects of prescription drugs can be reported and studied on Web sites

By Christie Aschwanden, The Washington Post

May 12, 2013
Vaccines: New Surveillance Tool Detects Public Concerns

By Dr. Laurie Barclay, Medscape

April 29, 2013
Got a complaint about a medical device or drug? There’s an app for that

By Doug Podolsky, Consumer Reports

April 23, 2013
FDA Device Surveillance to Tap Phone App

By Thomas M. Burton, The Wall Street Journal

April 23, 2013
High-Tech Methods to Monitor High-Tech Devices

By William Maisel, FDA Voice

December 24, 2012
Website tracks black-market prescription drug prices

By Jessie Balmert, Lancaster Eagle Gazette

January 10, 2012
Tracking infectious disease on Twitter

By Madison Park, CNN Health

Jan 1, 2012
Social and News Media Enable Estimation of Epidemiological Patterns Early in the 2010 Haitian Cholera Outbreak

Rumi Chunara, Jason R Andrews, John S Brownstein

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 19, 2011
Web surveillance maps global disease trends

BBC News

December 7, 2010
Participatory Epidemiology: Use of Mobile Phones for Community-Based Health Reporting

CC Freifeld, R Chunara, SR Mekaru, EH Chan, T Kass-Hout, AA Iacucci, JS Brownstein

PLOS Medicine

 September 16, 2010
Drug Alerts At Your Fingertips

By Carey Goldbery, WBUR CommonHealth

September 14, 2010
Drug safety information goes mobile

By Melissa Jeltsen, Boston Children’s Hospital

Aug 3, 2010
iPhone apps that could save your life

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Macworld

July 12, 2010
A guide to healthcare apps for your smart phone

By Francessa Lunzer Kritz, Los Angeles Times

July 29, 2010
Event-based biosurveillance of respiratory disease in Mexico, 2007-2009: connection to the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic?

NP Nelson, JS Brownstein, DM Hartley


June 11, 2010
Here come the healthcare apps

By Alex Howard, Radar

May 6, 2010
Information Technology and Global Surveillance of Cases of 2009 H1N1 Influenza

JS Brownstein, CC Freifeld, EH Chan, M Keller, AL Sonricker, SR Mekaru, DL Buckeridge

New England Journal of Medicine

September 1, 2009
iPhone App Finds Disease Outbreaks Near You

By Alexis Madrigal, Wired

May 21, 2009
Digital Disease Detection – Harnessing the Web for Public Health Surveillance

JS Brownstein, CC Freifeld, LC Madoff

New England Journal of Medicine

May 2009
Use of Unstructured Event-Based Reports for Global Infectious Disease Surveillace

Mikaela Keller, Michael Blench, Herman Tolentino, Clark C. Freifeld, Kenneth D. Mandl, Abla Mawudeku, Gunther Eysenbach, and John S. Brownstein

Emerging Infectious Diseases

July 8, 2008
Surveillance Sans Frontières: Internet-Based Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence and the HealthMap Project

John S Brownstein, Clark C Freifeld, Ben Y Reis, Kenneth D Mandl

PLOS Medicine

November 29 2007
HealthMap: the development of automated real-time internet surveillance for epidemic intelligence

JS Brownstein, CC Freifeld



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