Social Determinants and Risk Prediction

Social determinants play an important role in shaping noncommunicable disease. We are examining the role of social determinants in clinical risk prediction as well as  appropriate modeling strategies for their integration.

Relevant Papers

Thorpe, L.E., Chunara, R., Roberts, T., Pantaleo, N., Irvine, C., Conderino, S., Li, Y., Hsieh, P.Y., Gourevitch, M.N., Levine, S. and Ofrane, R., 2022. Building Public Health Surveillance 3.0: Emerging Timely Measures of Physical, Economic, and Social Environmental Conditions Affecting Health. American Journal of Public Health, (0), pp.e1-e10.

Mhasawade, V., Zhao, Y. and Chunara, R., 2021. Machine learning and algorithmic fairness in public and population health. Nature Machine Intelligence, 3(8), pp.659-666.

Zhao Y, Wood EP, Mirin N, Cook SH, Chunara R. Social determinants in machine learning cardiovascular disease prediction models: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Oct;61(4):596-605. Epub 2021 Jul 27. Highlighted in the Wall Street Journal

Mhasawade, V. and Chunara, R., 2021, July. Causal multi-level fairness. In Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (pp. 784-794).

Mhasawade, V., Rehman, N.A. and Chunara, R., 2020, April. Population-aware hierarchical bayesian domain adaptation via multi-component invariant learning. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning (pp. 182-192).

Mhasawade, V., Elghafari, A., Duncan, D.T. and Chunara, R., 2020. Role of the built and online social environments on expression of dining on instagram. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(3), p.735.

Akbari, M. and Chunara, R., 2019, October. Using contextual information to improve blood glucose prediction. In Machine Learning for Healthcare Conference (pp. 91-108). PMLR.

Feng, S., Grépin, K.A. and Chunara, R., 2018. Tracking health seeking behavior during an Ebola outbreak via mobile phones and SMS. NPJ digital medicine, 1(1), pp.1-8.

Relia, K., Akbari, M., Duncan, D. and Chunara, R., 2018. Socio-spatial self-organizing maps: using social media to assess relevant geographies for exposure to social processes. Proceedings of the ACM on human-computer interaction, 2(CSCW), pp.1-23.

Bai, H., Chunara, R. and Varshney, L.R., 2015. Social capital deserts: obesity surveillance using a location-based social network. Proceedings of the Data for Good Exchange (D4GX), New York.