Maimuna Majumder

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Dr. Maimuna (Maia) Majumder is a member of the ladder-rank faculty at the Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) based out of Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital and a recent graduate of the Engineering Systems program at MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). In between her graduate studies and her current position at CHIP, Maia spent a year at the Health Policy Data Science lab at Harvard Medical School’s Health Care Policy department as a postdoctoral fellow. During her masters and doctoral studies at MIT, she was funded through a graduate fellowship at HealthMap computational epidemiology group. Prior to Maia’s arrival at MIT, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Science (with a concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering) and a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Tufts University. While at Tufts, Maia was a field researcher with the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), where she worked with clinic patients (and their data) to learn how to better tell their stories. Her current research interests involve probabilistic modeling, data science, and “systems epidemiology” in the context of public health, with a focus on causal inference for infectious disease surveillance using digital disease data (e.g. search trends; news and social media). She also enjoys exploring novel techniques for data procurement, writing about data for the general public, and creating meaningful data visualizations.

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Charpignon ML, Ontiveros J, Sundaresan S, Puri A, Chandra J, Mandl KD, Majumder MS. (2022). Evaluation of Suicides Among US Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA pediatrics

McAndrew T, Majumder MS, Lover AA, Venkatramanan S, Bocchini P, Besiroglu T, Codi A, Braun D, Dempsey G, Abbott S, Chevalier S, Bosse NI, Cambeiro J. (2022). Early human judgment forecasts of human monkeypox, May 2022. The Lancet. Digital health

Millar JA, Dao HDN, Stefopulos ME, Estevam CG, Fagan-Garcia K, Taft DH, Park C, Alruwaily A, Desai AN, Majumder MS. (2021). Risk factors for increased COVID-19 case-fatality in the United States: A county-level analysis during the first wave. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Hull TD, Levine J, Bantilan N, Desai AN, Majumder MS. (2021). Complex psychological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: Digital phenotyping evidence from a large telemental health platform. JMIR formative research

Millar JA, Dao HDN, Stefopulos ME, Estevam CG, Fagan-Garcia K, Taft DH, Park C, Alruwaily A, Desai AN, Majumder MS. (2021). Risk factors for increased COVID-19 case-fatality in the United States: A county-level analysis during the first wave. PloS one, 16(10)

Lampos V, Majumder MS, Yom-Tov E, Edelstein M, Moura S, Hamada Y, Rangaka MX, McKendry RA, Cox IJ. (2021). Tracking COVID-19 using online search. NPJ digital medicine, 4(1)

Cevik M, Haque SA, Manne-Goehler J, Kuppalli K, Sax PE, Majumder MS, Orkin C. (2021). Gender disparities in COVID-19 clinical trial leadership. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Majumder MS, Rose S. (2021). A generalizable data assembly algorithm for infectious disease outbreaks. JAMIA open, 4(3)

Majumder MS, Mandl KD. (2020). Early in the epidemic: impact of preprints on global discourse about COVID-19 transmissibility. The Lancet. Global health, 8(5)

Rivera JM, Gupta S, Ramjee D, El Hayek GY, El Amiri N, Desai AN, Majumder MS. (2020). Evaluating interest in off-label use of disinfectants for COVID-19. The Lancet. Digital health

Wilder B, Charpignon M, Killian JA, Ou HC, Mate A, Jabbari S, Perrault A, Desai AN, Tambe M, Majumder MS. (2020). Modeling between-population variation in COVID-19 dynamics in Hubei, Lombardy, and New York City. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Desai AN, Seshasayee SM, Majumder MS, Lassmann B, Madoff LC, Cohn EL, Brownstein JS. (2020). Tuberculosis and foreign-born populations in the United States: A mixed methods pilot study of media reporting and political identification. PloS one, 15(4)

Sridhar D, Majumder MS. (2020). Modelling the pandemic. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), (369)

Desai AN, Majumder MS. (2020). What Is Herd Immunity?. JAMA, 324(20)

Aiken EL, McGough SF, Majumder MS, Wachtel G, Nguyen AT, Viboud C, Santillana M. (2020). Real-time estimation of disease activity in emerging outbreaks using internet search information. PLoS computational biology, 16(8)

Doanvo A, Qian X, Ramjee D, Piontkivska H, Desai A, Majumder M. (2020). Machine Learning Maps Research Needs in COVID-19 Literature. Patterns (New York, N.Y.)

Gurdasani D, Bear L, Bogaert D, Burgess RA, Busse R, Cacciola R, Charpak Y, Colbourn T, Drury J, Friston K, Gallo V, Goldman LR, Greenhalgh T, Hyde Z, Kuppalli K, Majumder MS, Martin-Moreno JM, McKee M, Michie S, Mossialos E, Nouri A, Pagel C, Pimenta D, Popescu S, Priesemann V, Rasmussen AL, Reicher S, Ricciardi W, Rice K, Silver J, Smith TC, Wenham C, West R, Yamey G, Yates C, Ziauddeen H. (2020). The UK needs a sustainable strategy for COVID-19. Lancet, 396(10265)

Poirier C, Luo W, Majumder MS, Liu D, Mandl KD, Mooring TA, Santillana M. (2020). The role of environmental factors on transmission rates of the COVID-19 outbreak: an initial assessment in two spatial scales. Scientific reports, 10(1)

Poirier C, Luo W, Majumder MS, Liu D, Mandl K, Mooring T, Santillana M. (2020). The Role of Environmental Factors on Transmission Rates of the COVID-19 Outbreak: An Initial Assessment in Two Spatial Scales. SSRN

Han BA, Majumdar S, Calmon FP, Glicksberg BS, Horesh R, Kumar A, Perer A, von Marschall EB, Wei D, Mojsilović A, Varshney KR. (2019). Confronting data sparsity to identify potential sources of Zika virus spillover infection among primates. Epidemics, (27)

Smith TC, Majumder MS. (2019). Science Should Drive Vaccine Policy. JAMA network open, 2(8)

Majumder MS, Hess R, Ross R, Piontkivska H. (2018). Seasonality of birth defects in West Africa: could congenital Zika syndrome be to blame?. F1000Research, (7)

Majumder MS, Cohn EL, Santillana M, Brownstein JS. (2018). Estimation of Pneumonic Plague Transmission in Madagascar, August-November 2017. PLoS currents, (10)

Majumder MS, Nguyen CM, Cohn EL, Hswen Y, Mekaru SR, Brownstein JS. (2017). Vaccine compliance and the 2016 Arkansas mumps outbreak. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 17(4)

Kluberg SA, McGinnis DP, Hswen Y, Majumder MS, Santillana M, Brownstein JS. (2017). County-level assessment of United States kindergarten vaccination rates for measles mumps rubella (MMR) for the 2014-2015 school year. Vaccine, 35(47)

Majumder MS, Brownstein JS, Finkelstein SN, Larson RC, Bourouiba L. (2017). Nosocomial amplification of MERS-coronavirus in South Korea, 2015. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 111(6)

Majumder MS, Nguyen CM, Mekaru SR, Brownstein JS. (2016). Yellow fever vaccination coverage heterogeneities in Luanda province, Angola. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 16(9)

Majumder MS, Santillana M, Mekaru SR, McGinnis DP, Khan K, Brownstein JS. (2016). Utilizing Nontraditional Data Sources for Near Real-Time Estimation of Transmission Dynamics During the 2015-2016 Colombian Zika Virus Disease Outbreak. JMIR public health and surveillance, 2(1)

MacFadden DR, Fisman D, Andre J, Ara Y, Majumder MS, Bogoch II, Daneman N, Wang A, Vavitsas M, Castellani L, Brownstein JS. (2016). A Platform for Monitoring Regional Antimicrobial Resistance, Using Online Data Sources: ResistanceOpen. The Journal of infectious diseases, 214(suppl_4)

Majumder MS, Kluberg S, Santillana M, Mekaru S, Brownstein JS. (2015). 2014 ebola outbreak: media events track changes in observed reproductive number. PLoS currents, (7)

Majumder MS, Cohn EL, Mekaru SR, Huston JE, Brownstein JS. (2015). Substandard vaccination compliance and the 2015 measles outbreak. JAMA pediatrics, 169(5)

Majumder MS, Huston JE, Brownstein JS. (2015). Vaccination Compliance and the US Measles Epidemic--Reply. JAMA pediatrics, 169(9)

Zinszer K, Morrison K, Anema A, Majumder MS, Brownstein JS. (2015). The velocity of Ebola spread in parts of west Africa. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 15(9)

Majumder MS, Rivers C, Lofgren E, Fisman D. (2014). Estimation of MERS-Coronavirus Reproductive Number and Case Fatality Rate for the Spring 2014 Saudi Arabia Outbreak: Insights from Publicly Available Data. PLoS currents, (6)

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