Featured Published Research

A. C. Miller, I. Singh, E. Koehler, and P. M. Polgreen, “A Smartphone-Driven Thermometer Application for Real-time Population- and Individual-Level Influenza Surveillance,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 67, iss. 3, pp. 388-397, 2018.

A. C. Miller, I. Singh, S. Pilewski, V. Petrovic, and P. M. Polgreen, “Real-time Local Influenza Forecasting using Smartphone-Connected Thermometer Readings,” Poster Abstract Session: Public Health: Epidemiology and Outbreaks, ID Week, Oct. 4, 2018.


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