I develop and apply a broad range of data science methods (machine learning, natural language processing, and time series modeling) to digital data (search engines, social media) to monitor online information seeking and understand how the internet can influence health behaviors and decision making.
My work includes the domains of substance use, reproductive health, sexual health, mental health, health disparities, and health literacy.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego in Drs. John Ayers, Mark Dredze, and Steffanie Strathdee's research groups.
Research areas: data science, human-computer interaction, online communities, public health surveillance