John Samuel Brownstein, Ph.D.
John Samuel Brownstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
Professor 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. Brownstein currently is a co-Investigator on the NIH-funded BD2K PIC-SURE Center of Excellence at DBMI. He also organizes, directs and lectures in a full-length course on “Big Data Innovations in Population Health” for the DBMI Master’s Program. In addition to his role with the BD2K program at DBMI, 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. 

Publisher Correction: Past and future spread of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
Authors: Kraemer MUG, Reiner RC, Brady OJ, Messina JP, Gilbert M, Pigott DM, Yi D, Johnson K, Earl L, Marczak LB, Shirude S, Weaver ND, Bisanzio D, Perkins TA, Lai S, Lu X, Jones P, Coelho GE, Carvalho RG, Van Bortel W, Marsboom C, Hendrickx G, Schaffner F, Moore CG, Nax HH, Bengtsson L, Wetter E, Tatem AJ, Brownstein JS, Smith DL, Lambrechts L, Cauchemez S, Linard C, Faria NR, Pybus OG, Scott TW, Liu Q, Yu H, Wint GRW, Hay SI, Golding N.
Nat Microbiol
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Publisher Correction: Past and future spread of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
Authors: Kraemer MUG, Reiner RC, Brady OJ, Messina JP, Gilbert M, Pigott DM, Yi D, Johnson K, Earl L, Marczak LB, Shirude S, Weaver ND, Bisanzio D, Perkins TA, Lai S, Lu X, Jones P, Coelho GE, Carvalho RG, Van Bortel W, Marsboom C, Hendrickx G, Schaffner F, Moore CG, Nax HH, Bengtsson L, Wetter E, Tatem AJ, Brownstein JS, Smith DL, Lambrechts L, Cauchemez S, Linard C, Faria NR, Pybus OG, Scott TW, Liu Q, Yu H, Wint GRW, Hay SI, Golding N.
Nat Microbiol
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Utilizing general human movement models to predict the spread of emerging infectious diseases in resource poor settings.
Authors: Kraemer MUG, Golding N, Bisanzio D, Bhatt S, Pigott DM, Ray SE, Brady OJ, Brownstein JS, Faria NR, Cummings DAT, Pybus OG, Smith DL, Tatem AJ, Hay SI, Reiner RC.
Sci Rep
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Passenger or Patient? The Automobile: A New Frontier in Health Promotion.
Authors: Shuter J, Rosander C, Kim RS, Brownstein JS.
Health Promot Pract
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Past and future spread of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
Authors: Kraemer MUG, Reiner RC, Brady OJ, Messina JP, Gilbert M, Pigott DM, Yi D, Johnson K, Earl L, Marczak LB, Shirude S, Davis Weaver N, Bisanzio D, Perkins TA, Lai S, Lu X, Jones P, Coelho GE, Carvalho RG, Van Bortel W, Marsboom C, Hendrickx G, Schaffner F, Moore CG, Nax HH, Bengtsson L, Wetter E, Tatem AJ, Brownstein JS, Smith DL, Lambrechts L, Cauchemez S, Linard C, Faria NR, Pybus OG, Scott TW, Liu Q, Yu H, Wint GRW, Hay SI, Golding N.
Nat Microbiol
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Inferences about spatiotemporal variation in dengue virus transmission are sensitive to assumptions about human mobility: a case study using geolocated tweets from Lahore, Pakistan.
Authors: Kraemer MUG, Bisanzio D, Reiner RC, Zakar R, Hawkins JB, Freifeld CC, Smith DL, Hay SI, Brownstein JS, Perkins TA.
EPJ Data Sci
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Feasibility of using social media to monitor outdoor air pollution in London, England.
Authors: Hswen Y, Qin Q, Brownstein JS, Hawkins JB.
Prev Med
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Using Twitter to Detect Psychological Characteristics of Self-Identified Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Feasibility Study.
Authors: Hswen Y, Gopaluni A, Brownstein JS, Hawkins JB.
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
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The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance.
Authors: Olesen SW, Barnett ML, MacFadden DR, Brownstein JS, Hernández-Díaz S, Lipsitch M, Grad YH.
Elife
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Monitoring Online Discussions About Suicide Among Twitter Users With Schizophrenia: Exploratory Study.
Authors: Hswen Y, Naslund JA, Brownstein JS, Hawkins JB.
JMIR Ment Health
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