Elaine Nsoesie, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Virginia Tech
MS, Virginia Tech




Dr. Nsoesie applies data science methodologies to global health problems, using digital data and technology to improve health, particularly in the realm of surveillance of chronic and infectious diseases. She has also been appointed as a BU Data Science Faculty Fellow, as part of the BU Data Science Initiative at the Hariri Institute for Computing. The Data Science Faculty Fellows program assembles a cluster of uniquely talented faculty whose expertise transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to enable fundamental advances in data science.

Dr. Nsoesie completed her PhD in Computational Epidemiology from the Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at Virginia Tech, and her PhD dissertation, Sensitivity Analysis and Forecasting in Network Epidemiology Models, at the Network Dynamics and Simulations Science Lab at Virginia Tech BioComplexity Institute. After postdoctoral associate positions at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Nsoesie joined the faculty of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Founding Assistant Professor
Boston University
Computing & Data Sciences Administration


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research



2016 MAPRS Distinguished IMSD Alumni Award
2009-2013 Southern Regional Educational Board Fellowship
2009-2011 NIH - Virginia Tech: Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) Fellowship
2009 NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
2007 NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
2007 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP): Emerging Scholar Award, STAND Program
2006-2007 UMCP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholar
2006-2007 UMCP: Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (CSEM) Scholar


Assessing the representativeness and quality of social media data from Twitter for its usefulness in public health research -- Transfer Grant
01/15/2019 - 10/14/2019 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation




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  1. Oladeji O, Zhang C, Moradi T, Tarapore D, Stokes AC, Marivate V, Sengeh MD, Nsoesie EO. Monitoring Information-Seeking Patterns and Obesity Prevalence in Africa With Internet Search Data: Observational Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2021 04 29; 7(4):e24348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33913815; PMCID: PMC8120431; DOI: 10.2196/24348;
     
  2. Nsoesie EO, Oladeji O, Abah ASA, Ndeffo-Mbah ML. Forecasting influenza-like illness trends in Cameroon using Google Search Data. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 24; 11(1):6713. PMID: 33762599; PMCID: PMC7991669; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-85987-9;
     
  3. Nsoesie EO, Cesare N, Müller M, Ozonoff A. COVID-19 Misinformation Spread in Eight Countries: Exponential Growth Modeling Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 12 15; 22(12):e24425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33264102; PMCID: PMC7744144; DOI: 10.2196/24425;
     
  4. Jay J, Bor J, Nsoesie EO, Lipson SK, Jones DK, Galea S, Raifman J. Neighbourhood income and physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Nat Hum Behav. 2020 12; 4(12):1294-1302.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33144713; PMCID: PMC8107986; DOI: 10.1038/s41562-020-00998-2;
     
  5. Zhao N, Charland K, Carabali M, Nsoesie EO, Maheu-Giroux M, Rees E, Yuan M, Garcia Balaguera C, Jaramillo Ramirez G, Zinszer K. Machine learning and dengue forecasting: Comparing random forests and artificial neural networks for predicting dengue burden at national and sub-national scales in Colombia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 09; 14(9):e0008056. PMID: 32970674; PMCID: PMC7537891; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008056;
     
  6. Nsoesie EO, Lima Neto AS, Jay J, Wang H, Zinszer K, Saha S, Maharana A, Marinho F, Soares Filho AM. Mapping disparities in homicide trends across Brazil: 2000-2014. Inj Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 07; 7(1):47.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32892747; PMCID: PMC7487619; DOI: 10.1186/s40621-020-00273-y;
     
  7. Nsoesie EO, Oladeji O, Sengeh MD. Digital platforms and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet Digit Health. 2020 04; 2(4):e158-e159. PMID: 33328075
     
  8. Cesare N, Oladeji O, Ferryman K, Wijaya D, Hendricks-Muñoz KD, Ward A, Nsoesie EO. Discussions of miscarriage and preterm births on Twitter. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 09; 34(5):544-552.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31912544; PMCID: PMC7496231; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12622;
     
  9. Parpia AS, Skrip LA, Nsoesie EO, Ngwa MC, Abah Abah AS, Galvani AP, Ndeffo-Mbah ML. Spatio-temporal dynamics of measles outbreaks in Cameroon. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 02; 42:64-72.e3. PMID: 31902625; PMCID: PMC7056523; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.10.007;
     
  10. Cesare N, Dwivedi P, Nguyen Q, Nsoesie EO. Use of Social Media, Search Queries, and Demographic Data to Assess Obesity Prevalence in the United States. Palgrave Commun. 2019; 5(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32661492; PMCID: PMC7357895; DOI: 10.1057/s41599-019-0314-x;
     
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Spreading Like a Virus: False Rumor That 5G Causes COVID-19

SciTechDaily 1/20/2021

5G doesn’t cause COVID-19, but the myth spread quickly

Futurity 1/8/2021

Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief

The New York Times 10/19/2020

Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief

The New York Times 10/19/2020

What We Ask About Coronavirus in Africa

Think Global Health 6/24/2020

The Pandemic and the Protests Are Mirror Images

WIRED 6/10/2020

Satellite date suggests coronavirus may have hit China earlier: Researchers

ABC News 6/8/2020

Protesting Racism Versus Risking COVID-19: ‘I Wouldn’t Weigh These Crises Separately’

NPR 6/1/2020

COVID-19 Project: The Nigerian effort against the pandemic (

Medium Elemental 4/21/2020

COVID-19 Project: The Nigerian Effort Against the Pandemic

Medium Elemental 4/21/2020

Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States

The New York Times 4/7/2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Relief Funds

The New York Times 4/7/2020

How to Spot a Covid-19 Carpetbagger, and an Expert

WIRED 4/5/2020

Can Social Media Predict When You’ll Die?

Futurity 10/1/2019

Can Social Media Predict When You’ll Die?

BU Today 9/27/2019

Tweets Show How Different U.S. Regions Like to Exercise

Futurity 8/27/2019

Twitter Data Shows Who Is Hitting the Gym

BU Today 8/21/2019

Researchers Train AI To Spot Potentially Unsafe Food Products On Amazon

Tech Times 8/8/2019

Social media chatter reveals county-level male v. female exercise patterns

AI In Healthcare 7/19/2019

Researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym

Science Daily 7/18/2019

Researchers use Twitter and artificial intelligence to see who’s exercising

News Medical 7/18/2019

Artificial intelligence could revolutionize medical care. But don’t trust it to read your x-ray just yet

Science Magazine 6/17/2019

Surveillance for the public good

The Boston Globe 9/23/2018
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