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John Ayers: Monday ain?t all bad - Rehearsal, Walk-through & Sou

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John Ayers: Monday ain?t all bad


John W. Ayers, PhD, MA, is a social scientist and epidemiologist whose work is dedicated to the modernization of public health research methods.


John is a leading expert on the ?big data? revolution in public health, particularly for the study of non communicable diseases and health be haviors. His 2011 tracking of electronic cigarette Internet search queries was the first application of such data towards preventive medicine and was the American Journal of Preventive Medicine?s most cited research article that year?rightly predicting the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes. He harnesses search queries, Facebook posts, news media, and tweets to uncover how cycles in public health and disease are shaped by the physical and social environment. His work has been featured nationally by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired, with international coverage in more than a dozen languages.


1:00 p.m. Session 3: New Perspectives


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Taken on December 13, 2013