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Rumi Chunara, PhD

Rumi Chunara PhD
Medicine Research
Emergency Medicine Research
Academic Title:
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Computational EpidemiologyPublic Health Informatics
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Research Overview

Dr. Chunara's research interests focus on harnessing novel information sources and developing computational techniques to use the data to describe and predict population-level public health issues. She has worked with a variety of data types to understand both infectious and chronic disease risk factors and augment existing spatio-temporal epidemiological models.

About Rumi Chunara

Dr. Chunara received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Medical Engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, her S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and her B.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering at Caltech. She is a recipient of the MIT Presidential Fellowship and a Caltech Merit Scholarship. Dr. Chunara has also gained clinical experiences at hospitals in Pakistan, Kenya, and the United States.

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