Crisis Management

The public is increasing becoming pre-first responders and first to supply information during crises situations. Being able to harvest this information as well as communicate valid information back to the public is crucial. We are taking our lessons learned from crowdsourcing and data mining in the public health space and applying it to crisis management, enabling public engagement in the most time-sensitive and critical situations.

Related Press & Publications

March 23, 2017

Vaccine compliance and the 2016 Arkansas mumps outbreak

Maimuna S Majumder, Colleen M Nguyen, Emily L Cohn, Yulin Hswen, Sumiko R Mekaru, John S Brownstein
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
January 19, 2017

Temporal Topic Modeling to Assess Associations between News Trends and Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Saurav Ghosh, Prithwish Chakraborty, Elaine O. Nsoesie, Emily Cohn, Sumiko R. Mekaru, John S. Brownstein, Naren Ramakrishnan
Source: Scientific Reports
October 11, 2016

Harnessing the Web to Track the Next Outbreak

Aranka Anema, Carly R. Winokur, Chi Bahk, Sumiko Mekaru, Nicholas Preston, John S. Brownstein
Source: American Scientist
September 19, 2016

Global Capacity for Emerging Infectious Disease Detection, 1996–2014

Sheryl A. Kluberg, Sumiko R. Mekaru, David J. McIver, Lawrence C. Madoff, Adam W. Crawley, Mark S. Smolinski, John S. Brownstein
Source: CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases