John Holmes, Wall Street Journal, Social Media Data

John Holmes, Wall Street Journal, Social Media Data

Message boards and Twitter feeds are providing epidemiologists new insights into things like what breast-cancer and prostate-cancer patients are saying and doing with herbal and nutritional supplements, says LDI Senior Fellow John Holmes in a Wall Street Journal article. The associate professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine is investigating social media streams as sources of potentially useful behavioral data.