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18
Apr
2018

The association between tuberculosis and diphtheria

Stephen Coleman, from Metropolitan State University, used available Project Tycho data from 1906 to 1947 assessed the assocation between diphtheria and tuberculosis in five major cities: New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Boston.

23
Jun
2017

Multiple peaks patterns of epidemic spreading in multilayer networks

Muhua Zheng, Wei Wang, Ming Tang, Jie Zhou, Stefano Boccaletti and Zonghua Liu discovered new features of two (or multiple) peak epidemic patterns and developed an edge-based theory to explain the numerical results. The authors used measles data from Project Tycho and the results..

25
May
2017

Synchronized and mixed outbreaks of coupled recurrent epidemics

Muhua Zheng, Ming Zhao, Byungjoon Min, and Zonghua Liu used measles data from Project Tycho to create a two-layered network model that can be used to explain recurrent epidemics. The two-layered model is a novel way to show both synchronized outbreak patterns and mixed outbreak p..


4
May
2017

Online cross-validation-based ensemble learning

David Benkeser, Cheng Ju, Sam Lendle, and Mark van der Laan of the Biostatistics Group from UCLA, Berkeley created flexible, ensemble-based online estimators and tested their performance by predicting hepatitis A incidence with data from Project Tycho.

5
Apr
2017

On the predictability of infectious disease outbreaks

Samuel V. Scarpino, from the University of Vermont, and Giovanni Petri, from the ISI Foundation, used 25 years of Project Tycho data on eight diseases to test how well prediction models can use past epidemiologic data to predict future outbreaks.

23
Mar
2017

A recursive point process model for infectious diseases

Frederic Schoenberg, Marc Hoffman, and Ryan Harrigan used measles data from Project Tycho to create a new model to explain how disease transmission rates are affected by low or high disease prevalence in the population.


21
Mar
2017

Impact of State Public Health Spending on Disease Incidence in the United States from 1980 to 2009

Researchers from Johns Hokpins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by Reetu Verma, M.P.H., used Project Tycho data on mumps, pertussis, and rubella to evaluate the relationship between public health spending and the incidence of the three vaccine preventable diseases.

27
Feb
2017

Death and the Media: Infectious Disease Reporting During the Health Transition

Dora L. Costa from the University of California, Los Angeles and Matthew E. Kahn from the University of Southern California investigated how the media reported on infectious diseases in major U.S. cities over the last century. By combining weekly typhoid deaths and cases from the..

9
Feb
2017

Contagious Diseases: Maps and Data Analysis

Benjamin Lott used the measles dataset from Project Tycho to create tables, graphs and maps of measles cases in the United States from the 1920s to 2010.


27
Jan
2017

Temperature Influences on Salmonella Infections across the Continental United States

Christopher K. Uejio from the Geography Department at Florida State University studied how temperature changes impact Salmonella transmission in the United States. By using Salmonella data from Project Tycho, a degree (°C) rise in temperature resulted in a 1.3% to 5.9% increased ..

19
Jan
2017

Temporal Topic Modeling to Assess Associations between News Trends and Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Prithwish Chakraborty, Elaine O. Nsoesie, Emily Cohn, Sumiko R. Mekaru, John S. Brownstein, and Naren Ramakrishnan created a temporal topic model to investigate how accurately news reports about an outbreak follow the epidemiological dynamics of the outbreak. News interest was qu..

1
Jan
2017

H-FUSE: Efficient Fusion of Aggregated Historical Data

Zongge Liu, Hyun Ah Song, Vladimir Zadorozhny, Christos Faloutsos, and Nicholas Sidiropoulos created a new method to recover time sequence and counts data from aggregated historical records. H-FUSE uses domain knowledge efficiently and effectively in reconstructing historical cou..


21
Dec
2016

Limits to Causal Inference with State-Space Reconstruction for Infectious Disease

Sarah Cobey and Edward B. Baskerville from the University of Chicago Department of Ecology & Evolution studied the limitations of casual inference under convergent cross-mapping (CCM) methods that model infectious diseases. By using Project Tycho datasets of measles, mumps, pertu..

1
Oct
2016

SPEW VIEW Interactive Map of Disease Incidence

SPEWVIEW is a tool for visualizing historical diseases in the United States, created by PhD students and faculty from the Statistics Department at Carnegie Mellon University. The Project Tycho datasets that were used include diphtheria, measles, hepatitis A, mumps, rubella, polio..

1
Aug
2016

The effect of a prudent adaptive behaviour on disease transmission

The effect of human behavior on disease transmission was investigated by Samuel V. Scarpino, Antoine Allard, and Laurent Hebert-Dufresne. By creating a new dynamic network model based off of relational exchange, or the replacement of ill health-care workers and first responders w..


18
Jul
2016

The association between varicella (chickenpox) and group A streptococcus infections in historical perspective

Using Project Tycho data, Dr. Stephen Coleman from Metropolitan State University explored the temporal and spatial association between varicella (chicken pox) and scarlet fever from 1924 to 1932 in four major United States cities.

14
Jun
2016

Digital epidemiology reveals global childhood disease seasonality and the effects of immunization

Kevin M. Bakker, Micaela Elvira Martinez-Bakker, Barbara Helm, and Tyler J. Stevenson used chicken pox to study how well internet queries and Google Trends reflected the incidence of less-severe diseases. By using the varicella database from Project Tycho, the authors found that ..

4
Feb
2016

Persistent Chaos of Measles Epidemics in the Prevaccination United States Caused by a Small Change in Seasonal Transmission Patterns

This study led by Dr. Benjamin Dalziel and colleagues at Princeton University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pittsburgh used Project Tycho case counts for measles in 80 US cities from 1920 to 1940 to study seasonal patterns in cities the United States v..


20
Jan
2016

Disease History Interactive Map

This visualization of Project Tycho data was built by the students of Code 7370, a software engineer training program in San Quentin State Prison. Mentored by Dr. Micaela Martinez-Bakker at Princeton University, the students used the popular data visualization tools from D3.js to..

1
Jan
2016

Projecting Climate-Related Disease Burden: A Guide for Health Departments

Jeremy J. Hess, Shubhayu Saha, Paul J. Schramm, Kathryn C. Conlon, Christopher K. Uejio, and George Luber used Cryptosporidiosis data from Project Tycho to create a guide for health departments on how to measure anticipated disease burden resulting from climate change. The author..

15
Dec
2015

The historical association between measles and pertussis: A case of immune suppression?

Using Project Tycho data, Dr. Stephen Coleman from Metropolitan State University explored the temporal and spatial association between measles and pertussis (also known as whooping cough) from 1938 to 1954.


13
Nov
2015

Scalable Gaussian Processes for Characterizing Multidimensional Change Surfaces

This research, led by William Herlands, a PhD student in the Machine Learning and Public Policy program at Carnegie Mellon University, used Project Tycho weekly case count data for measles in US states from 1935 to 2003 to develop a scalable, multidimensional Gaussian process mo..

21
Oct
2015

The role of influenza in the epidemiology of pneumonia

Dr. Sourya Shresthra from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health used Project Tycho influenza and pneumonia datasets, together with other sources of information, to evaluate epidemiological interactions between these two diseases. This analysis was published in Scientifi..

20
Oct
2015

Region-wide synchrony and traveling waves of dengue across eight countries in Southeast Asia.

A team of researchers, led by Dr. Willem van Panhuis of the University of Pittsburgh, used Project Tycho data on dengue cases in eight southeast Asian countries to examine the relationship between dengue cases and climate patterns, such as El Nio events.


13
Oct
2015

Climate and Viral Illness: El Niño Event Linked to Dengue Epidemics

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, mentioned a study that used Project Tycho data in a post on his blog about El Nio events and dengue epidemics. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, used data of 3.5 million cases ..

24
Jun
2015

Asymptomatic transmission and the resurgence of Bordetella pertussis

Benjamin M. Althouse and Samuel V. Scarpino, from the Santa Fe Institute, used Project Tycho data on pertussis (whoooping cough) in the United States form 1922-2012 to evaluate the asymptomatic transmission of pertussis in the United States and the United Kingdom.

19
Jun
2015

Unraveling the Transmission Ecology of Polio

Researchers, led by Michaela Martinez-Bakker, used Project Tycho polio datasets to explore the spread of polio for each state in the United States of America between 1931-1954.


15
Jun
2015

Dynamics of Pertussis Transmission in the United States

F.M.G. Magpantay and P. Rohani used Project Tycho data containing pertussis (whooping cough) case counts from 1938-1955 in the United States of America. The reasearchers, who are affiliated with the University of Michigan and the Fogarty International Center, examined the inciden..

31
May
2015

Why Should You Get Immunized Against Measles?

Allison Hydzik and Nicole Davison, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, cited the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's Project Tycho measles dataset that has shown the number of cases that have been estimated to have been prevented by the introdu..

8
May
2015

Long-term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality

Researchers from Princeton University, Emory University, the US National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, and Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands led by Dr. Michael Mina, postdoctoral fellow at Princeton, published a study that examined the pres..


1
May
2015

Declining Mortality Inequality within Cities during the Health Transition

Dora L. Costa from the University of California, Los Angeles and Matthew E. Kahn from the University of Southern California analyzed death rates from major cities using the typhoid fever database from Project Tycho. The authors compared the mortality trends with economic indicato..

14
Apr
2015

The availability and consistency of dengue surveillance data provided online by the World Health Organization.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, led by Irene Ruberto, created Project Tycho datasets for dengue in over 100 countries by utilizing available reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO), the WHO Western Pacific Re..

11
Feb
2015

Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines

Tynan DeBold and Dov Friendman, from The Wall Street Journal, published interactive heat maps that illustrate case frequency of seven major vaccine preventable diseases in the United States using Project Tycho data. Case counts are available for all 50 states. By marking when a v..


3
Nov
2014

Worries Beyond Ebola: Infographic Shows What Else Is On America's Deadly Disease Watchlist

Dan Bigman, the Managing Editor for Business News at Forbes, published an infographic from Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis, a reasearcher from the University of Pittsburgh. The infographic used Project Tycho data to depict the years medical professionals were required to report 58 infect..

24
Aug
2014

FUNNEL: automatic mining of spatially coevolving epidemics

Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University led by Dr. Yasuko Matsubara, used Project Tycho historical time series data to create FUNNEL and FUNNELFIT. This research used weekly case counts from Project Tycho for a ..

31
Jul
2014

Risk of dengue for tourists and teams during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Researchers, led by Willem G. van Panhuis of the University of Pittsburgh, evaluated Tycho data on dengue in Brazil from 2001-2013 to estimate the number of expected dengue cases among tourists and teams in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup.


6
Mar
2014

The age of vaccines

Tony Scully, a science editor at Nature, used Project Tycho data on various childhood diseases to publish this 2-page infographic showing the impact of childhood vaccination on the reduction of seven vaccine-preventable diseases in the US. Scully used annual Project Tycho case co..

28
Nov
2013

Contagious diseases in the United States from 1888 to the present.

Reaserchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University, led by Dr. Willem G. van Panhuis, used Project Tycho data to estimate the number of prevented cases of seven diseases since the introduction of a vaccine. The seven diseases were polio, measles, rubella, ..

27
Nov
2013

The Vaccination Effect: 100 Million Cases of Contagious Disease Prevented

Steve Lohr, a writer for The New York Times, wrote a piece of summarizing the findings of a group of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The researchers digitized 88 million reports of congatious disease cases from the Centers for Disease..