Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital Dr. John Brownstein has been working on a number of research projects with respect to COVID-19 surveillance. Among them, early detection and global tracking of COVID-19 with HealthMap, as well as crowdsourcing of illness in communities across the United States and Canada with COVID Near You, which encourages people to "submit" how they are feeling. We speak with Dr. Brownstein on this week's "COVID and More".
John Brownstein, PhD is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. He directs the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator both at Boston Children’s. He was trained as an epidemiologist at Yale University. Dr. Brownstein is also Uber’s healthcare advisor and co-founder of digital health companies Epidemico and Circulation.
"COVID-19 and More: Conversations with the McGill Office for Science and Society" are weekly interactive webcasts that are streamed live on the OSS Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Topics vary every week and focus on many of the questions surrounding COVID-19. Viewers can submit questions in real-time.
All previous webcasts can be viewed on the "COVID and More" playlist on the McGill OSS YouTube channel.
Conversations are moderated by McGill OSS Director Joe Schwarcz and include the OSS team and various guests.