EPA Science Inventory

Mining Internet search and social media for epidemiology

Citation:

Isaacs, K., C. Grulke, R. Brooks, M. Reich, R. Edwards, AND Rocky Goldsmith. Mining Internet search and social media for epidemiology. Chapter 222, McGraw-Hill Handbook of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY, , 222-227, (2014).

Description:

Many pervasive and multifactorial disorders of modern non-communicable and non-infectious diseases (i.e. obesity, asthma, migraine, autism) need to be better understood and explored. The cost of these disorders to the healthcare system and the general public’s quality of life are two great reasons to study a variety of chronic or acute health conditions that have been orphaned or underfunded. Recently, medical and public health researchers have begun to take advantage of the huge increase in the amount of information available via the internet and the concomitant advance in data science technology to explore potential disease-related factors and the temporal and spatial relationships among them at a variety of population levels.1

Purpose/Objective:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory′s (NERL′s) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA′s mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD′s research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA′s strategic plan. More specifically, our division conducts research to characterize the movement of pollutants from the source to contact with humans. Our multidisciplinary research program produces Methods, Measurements, and Models to identify relationships between and characterize processes that link source emissions, environmental concentrations, human exposures, and target-tissue dose. The impact of these tools is improved regulatory programs and policies for EPA.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 05/19/2014
Completion Date: 05/19/2014
Record Last Revised: 05/19/2014
Record Created: 05/19/2014
Record Released: 05/19/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 276134

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION

EXPOSURE MODELING RESEARCH BRANCH