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Participatory Epidemiology: Use of Mobile Phones for Community-Based Health Reporting

  • Clark C. Freifeld mail,

    clark.freifeld@childrens.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rumi Chunara,

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sumiko R. Mekaru,

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Emily H. Chan,

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Taha Kass-Hout,

    Affiliation: Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, & Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Anahi Ayala Iacucci,

    Affiliation: Internews, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • John S. Brownstein

    Affiliations: Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000376

About the Authors

Clark C. Freifeld, Rumi Chunara, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Emily H. Chan, John S. Brownstein
Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Clark C. Freifeld, Rumi Chunara, Emily H. Chan, John S. Brownstein
Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sumiko R. Mekaru
Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Taha Kass-Hout
Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, & Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Anahi Ayala Iacucci
Internews, Nairobi, Kenya
John S. Brownstein
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: clark.freifeld@childrens.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CCF RC SRM EHC TKH AAI JSB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: CCF RC SRM EHC TKH AAI JSB. Designed the experiments/the study: CCF JSB. Analyzed the data: CCF SRM JSB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: CCF RC SRM EHC JSB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: CCF. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CCF RC SRM EHC TKH AAI JSB. Contributed to the development of software tools used in the study: CCF. Responsible for data integrity: EHC.