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Benjamin Rader

PhD Candidate

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Ben Rader is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, as well as a graduate research fellow with the Computational Epidemiology Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is interested in using novel data streams and mathematical models to understand the spatial and temporal determinates of infectious diseases. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.P.H. from Northwestern University.

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He/him/his

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Research/Topics of Interest

Apply models to public health
Climate/environmental drivers
Decision models
Geospatial models
Mobility
Social determinants of health
Social networks/contact patterns
Spatial transmission patterns
Statistical models
Surveillance/case detection
Computational Epidemiology
Neuroepidemiology

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

Respiratory diseases
Vaccine-preventable diseases
Vector-borne diseases

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States

Projects

Papers

Gertz A, Rader B, Sewalk K, Brownstein JS. (2022). Emerging Socioeconomic Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Second-Dose Completion Rates in the United States. Vaccines, 10(1)

Maharaj AS, Parker J, Hopkins JP, Gournis E, Bogoch II, Rader B, Astley CM, Ivers NM, Hawkins JB, Lee L, Tuite AR, Fisman DN, Brownstein JS, Lapointe-Shaw L. (2022). Comparison of longitudinal trends in self-reported symptoms and COVID-19 case activity in Ontario, Canada. PloS one, 17(1)

Kraemer MUG, Tegally H, Pigott DM, Dasgupta A, Sheldon J, Wilkinson E, Schultheiss M, Han A, Oglia M, Marks S, Kanner J, O'Brien K, Dandamudi S, Rader B, Sewalk K, Bento AI, Scarpino SV, de Oliveira T, Bogoch II, Katz R, Brownstein JS. (2022). Tracking the 2022 monkeypox outbreak with epidemiological data in real-time. The Lancet. Infectious diseases

Rader B, Whaley CM, Rogers WS, Brownstein JS, Cantor J. (2022). Assessment of geographic access to monoclonal antibodies in the United States. Journal of travel medicine

Leech G, Rogers-Smith C, Monrad JT, Sandbrink JB, Snodin B, Zinkov R, Rader B, Brownstein JS, Gal Y, Bhatt S, Sharma M, Mindermann S, Brauner JM, Aitchison L. (2022). Mask wearing in community settings reduces SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(23)

Liu Y, Wang Z, Rader B, Li B, Wu CH, Whittington JD, Zheng P, Stenseth NC, Bjornstad ON, Brownstein JS, Tian H. (2021). Associations between changes in population mobility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and socioeconomic factors at the city level in China and country level worldwide: a retrospective, observational study. The Lancet. Digital health, 3(6)

Maharaj AS, Parker J, Hopkins JP, Gournis E, Bogoch II, Rader B, Astley CM, Ivers N, Hawkins JB, VanStone N, Tuite AR, Fisman DN, Brownstein JS, Lapointe-Shaw L. (2021). The effect of seasonal respiratory virus transmission on syndromic surveillance for COVID-19 in Ontario, Canada. The Lancet. Infectious diseases

Mesulam MM, Coventry CA, Rader BM, Kuang A, Sridhar J, Martersteck A, Zhang H, Thompson CK, Weintraub S, Rogalski EJ. (2021). Modularity and granularity across the language network-A primary progressive aphasia perspective. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, (141)

Rader B, White LF, Burns MR, Chen J, Brilliant J, Cohen J, Shaman J, Brilliant L, Kraemer MUG, Hawkins JB, Scarpino SV, Astley CM, Brownstein JS. (2021). Mask-wearing and control of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the USA: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet. Digital health

Astley CM, Tuli G, Mc Cord KA, Cohn EL, Rader B, Varrelman TJ, Chiu SL, Deng X, Stewart K, Farag TH, Barkume KM, LaRocca S, Morris KA, Kreuter F, Brownstein JS. (2021). Global monitoring of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through online surveys sampled from the Facebook user base. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(51)

Sadilek A, Liu L, Nguyen D, Kamruzzaman M, Serghiou S, Rader B, Ingerman A, Mellem S, Kairouz P, Nsoesie EO, MacFarlane J, Vullikanti A, Marathe M, Eastham P, Brownstein JS, Arcas BAY, Howell MD, Hernandez J. (2021). Privacy-first health research with federated learning. NPJ digital medicine, 4(1)

Sy KTL, Martinez ME, Rader B, White LF. (2020). Socioeconomic disparities in subway use and COVID-19 outcomes in New York City. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Sy KTL, Martinez ME, Rader B, White LF. (2020). Socioeconomic Disparities in Subway Use and COVID-19 Outcomes in New York City. American journal of epidemiology

Rader B, White LF, Burns MR, Chen J, Brilliant J, Cohen J, Shaman J, Brilliant L, Hawkins JB, Scarpino SV, Astley CM, Brownstein JS. (2020). Mask Wearing and Control of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in the United States. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Weintraub S, Rader B, Coventry C, Sridhar J, Wood J, Guillaume KA, Coppola G, Ramos EM, Bonakdarpour B, Rogalski EJ, Mesulam MM. (2020). Familial language network vulnerability in primary progressive aphasia. Neurology, 95(7)

Rader B, Astley CM, Sy KTL, Sewalk K, Hswen Y, Brownstein JS, Kraemer MUG. (2020). Geographic access to United States SARS-CoV-2 testing sites highlights healthcare disparities and may bias transmission estimates. Journal of travel medicine

Rader B, Scarpino SV, Nande A, Hill AL, Adlam B, Reiner RC, Pigott DM, Gutierrez B, Zarebski AE, Shrestha M, Brownstein JS, Castro MC, Dye C, Tian H, Pybus OG, Kraemer MUG. (2020). Crowding and the shape of COVID-19 epidemics. Nature medicine

Lapointe-Shaw L, Rader B, Astley CM, Hawkins JB, Bhatia D, Schatten WJ, Lee TC, Liu JJ, Ivers NM, Stall NM, Gournis E, Tuite AR, Fisman DN, Bogoch II, Brownstein JS. (2020). Web and phone-based COVID-19 syndromic surveillance in Canada: A cross-sectional study. PloS one, 15(10)

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