My next major academic research project looks at the topic of big data in public health. I'm interesting in how "big data" is being defined, collected, mined, analyzed, and utilized within medicine and public health. 

Specifically, I'll be looking at Google Flu Trends, Google's new Baseline Study, and surveillance systems used to track information developed and being used by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.