Leveraging Social Data in Healthcare
Jared Hawkins (LinkedIn, @Jared_B_Hawkins ) "Using Social Data and Other Non-traditional Digital Data Streams for Public Health Surveillance" Jared Hawkins is a Research Associate at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School - An approach that allows us to identify and analyze specific populations, with the goal of better understanding how their behavior changes over time.
Clark Freifeld (LinkedIn, @clarkfreifeld) "Digital Disease Detection: Big Data for Public Health. Using Internet media, text processing algorithms, and crowdsourcing for disease outbreak tracking and medical product safety monitoring." Clark Freifeld is CTO and co-founder of Epidemico and Affiliate Faculty at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Freifeld co-created HealthMap, a multilingual, real-time disease outbreak monitoring system and has co-authored over 20 journal articles in the field of health informatics. He earned his PhD in biomedical engineering from Boston University where his thesis on medical product safety surveillance won the Societal Impact Best Thesis award. He also holds an MS from MIT, and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Yale University.
Morgan Frank (LinkedIn, @mrfrank5790) "Societal well-being, happiness, and Twitter: social data as a thermometer for humanity”. Morgan Frank is a Graduate Research Assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and participated in UVM’s Computational Storylab (they do "blatantly fun" research with social data). He will be discussing several aspects of the project as well as the access and analysis of the data.