Data Scientist & Disease Ecologist Boston, MA
I'm interested in the intersection of global ecology, computing, and health. I leverage data science, web development, and virtual laboratories to understand infectious disease dynamics in the context of global ecosystems.
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Ecosystem and network approaches to the ecological determinants of disease.
I've worked on various projects in ecosystem ecology. My ongoing focus is on coupling natural and digital disease ecosystems. Prior work includes biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, water quality, disease biogeography, and ecosystem concepts in global health.
Analyzing digital media and instrumented systems for threats to ecosystems and health.
I began building scientific databases for government agencies in 2001. Since then, I've continued to wrangle data and develop methods to process, analyze, and visualize the deluge of data from the growth of instrumention and the web.
My current work emphasizes biosurveillance platforms and real-time distributed processing for analyzing global media and open data. I'm interested in deploying geospatial data and geoinformatics to health surveillance during complex emergencies and epidemics.
Health reporting networks, diagnostics, biosurveillance, and the drivers of disease.
Early in my career, I worked on water quality, treatment, and hygiene in developing countries. This experience fueled my interest in the intersection of ecology and health. I've since transitioned from field work to digital disease detection, global health analytics, and biosurveillance.
My broader health interests include health innovation and technology, involving disparate datasets and medical records from devices, wearables, labs, clinics, and the web.