John Samuel Brownstein, Ph.D.

John Brownstein, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
Affiliate Member, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

John Brownstein is Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, a position shaped in large part by his career-long success in using emerging technologies to help clarify patterns of disease and promote public health interventions. His work has pioneered ‘digital epidemiology’—utilizing diverse digital data sources to understand population health—and his expertise here and in the area of geographic information systems has provided a key role in guiding DBMI on the consideration of place as a key disease risk factor. His portfolio at BCH includes grants from NIH, USAID, DoD, IARPA, CDC, Google, Skoll and Gates Foundation. Following receipt of his PhD in Epidemiology from Yale, Brownstein did a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) before becoming a member of the faculty at BCH. 

Global Flu View: enabling multi-centric participatory disease surveillance for global health enhancement: a viewpoint.
Authors: Leal Neto O, Paolotti D, Dalton C, Carlson S, Susumpow P, Parker M, Phetra P, Lau E, Colizza V, Jan van Hoek A, Kjelsø C, Brownstein JS, Smolinski MS.
JMIR Public Health Surveill
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Innovative platforms for data aggregation, linkage and analysis in the context of pandemic and epidemic intelligence.
Authors: Blauer B, Brownstein JS, Gardner L, Kraemer MU, Leiva Rioja ZB, Mathieu E, Redies I, Morgan OW.
Euro Surveill
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Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Infectious-Disease Surveillance.
Authors: Brownstein JS, Rader B, Astley CM, Tian H.
N Engl J Med
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COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Uptake in Bangkok, Thailand: Cross-sectional Online Survey.
Authors: Remmel C, Tuli G, Varrelman TJ, Han AR, Angkab P, Kosiyaporn H, Netrpukdee C, Sorndamrih S, Thamarangsi T, Brownstein JS, Astley CM.
JMIR Public Health Surveill
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Parental compliance and reasons for COVID-19 Vaccination among American children.
Authors: Sehgal NKR, Rader B, Gertz A, Astley CM, Brownstein JS.
PLOS Digit Health
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Identifying COVID-19 Vaccine Deserts and Ways to Reduce Them: A Digital Tool to Support Public Health Decision-Making.
Authors: Weintraub RL, Miller K, Rader B, Rosenberg J, Srinath S, Woodbury SR, Schultheiss MD, Kansal M, Vispute S, Serghiou S, Flores G, Kumok A, Shekel T, Gabrilovich E, Ahmad I, Chiang ME, Brownstein JS.
Am J Public Health
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US COVID-19 clinical trial leadership gender disparities.
Authors: Sehgal NKR, Brownstein JS, Majumder MS, Tuli G.
Lancet Digit Health
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Persistent drop in confidence following US recommended pause of Ad26.COV2.S vaccine administration.
Authors: Rader B, Chiang ME, Kriner DL, Weintraub RL, Brownstein JS.
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Longitudinal Participatory Surveillance Highlights Association Between Mask-Wearing and Lower COVID-19 Risk - United States, 2020.
Authors: Swaciak M, Popp Z, Gertz A, Sewalk K, Schultheiss M, Rader B, Brownstein JS.
China CDC Wkly
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Applied artificial intelligence in healthcare: Listening to the winds of change in a post-COVID-19 world.
Authors: Shaban-Nejad A, Michalowski M, Bianco S, Brownstein JS, Buckeridge DL, Davis RL.
Exp Biol Med (Maywood)
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