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John Brownstein, Ph.D is Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator at Boston Children’s. His work aims to have translation impact on the surveillance, control and prevention of disease. His efforts are in use by millions each year including the CDC, WHO, DHS, DOD, HHS, and EU. Dr. Brownstein has been recognized by the National Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and has advised the White House on real-time public health surveillance. He was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists. He co-founded HealthMap.org, a map based real time disease outbreak surveillance system.