Peer-Reviewed Publications

Selected Publications 

This publication demonstrates that Internet searches for opioids might be used to predict future emergency department visits for heroin:

  • Internet Searches For Opioids Predict Future Emergency Department Heroin Admissions
    Authors: Young, S. D., Zheng, K., Chu, L. F., & Humphreys, K.
    Link to Publication

In April 2016, AsterixDB was awarded top-level project status by the Apache Software Foundation (for details, please visit the AsterixDB project website). An overview of AsterixDB may be found in the following paper:

  • AsterixDB: A Scalable, Open Source BDMS
    Authors: Alsubaiee S, Altowim Y, Altwaijry H, Behm A, Borkar V, Bu Y, Carey M, et al.
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The Cloudberry demo is explained in this working paper:

  • Towards Interactive Analytics and Visualization on One Billion Tweets
    Authors: Jia J, Li C, Zhang X, Li C, Carey MJ
    Download file: PDF

The following two articles are especially relevant to UCIPT as infrastructure for managing Big Data in support of prediction work:

  • Large-scale Complex Analytics on Semi-structured Datasets using AsterixDB and Spark
    Authors: Alkowaileet W, Alsubaiee S, Carey M, Westmann T, Bu Y
    Download file: PDF
  • BigFUN: A Performance Study of Big Data Management System Functionality
    Authors: Pirzadeh P, Carey M, Westmann T
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Use of Real-Time Social Media Technologies for Data Mining and Remote Monitoring

Young SD, Rivers C, Lewis B. Methods of using real-time social media technologies for detection and remote monitoring of HIV outcomes. Prev Med (Baltim). 2014.

Use of Online Social Networking Communities to Improve Health Behaviors

Young SD, Jaganath D. Feasibility of using social networking technologies for health research among men who have sex with men: a mixed methods study. Am J Mens Health. 2014;8(1):6–14.

Young SD. Social Media Technologies for HIV Prevention Study Retention Among Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM). AIDS Behav. 2013.

Gill HK, Gill N, Young SD. Online Technologies for Health Information and Education: A literature review. J Consum Health Internet. 2013;17(2):139–150.

Young SD, Cumberland WG, Lee S-J, Jaganath D, Szekeres G, Coates T. Social networking technologies as an emerging tool for HIV prevention: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(5):318–24.

Young SD, Jaganath D. Online social networking for HIV education and prevention: a mixed-methods analysis. Sex Transm Dis. 2013;40(2):162–7.

Young SD, Zhao M, Teiu K, Kwok J, Gill H, Gill N. A social-media based HIV prevention intervention using peer leaders. J Consum Health Internet. 2013;17(4):353–361.

Jaganath D, Gill HK, Cohen AC, Young SD. Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE): integrating C-POL and social media to train peer leaders in HIV prevention. AIDS Care. 2012;24(5):593–600.

Young SD. Analysis of online social networking peer health educators. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;181:253–9.

Young SD, Konda K, Caceres C, et al. Effect of a community popular opinion leader HIV/STI intervention on stigma in urban, coastal Peru. AIDS Behav. 2011;15(5):930–7.

Relationships between Online Social Networking and Behavior

Young SD, Shakiba A, Kwok J, Montazeri MS. The Influence of Social Networking Technologies on Female Religious Veil-Wearing Behavior in Iran. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2014.

Young SD, Jordan AH. The influence of social networking photos on social norms and sexual health behaviors. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2013;16(4):243–7.

Young SD, Shoptaw S. Stimulant use among African American and Latino MSM social networking users. J Addict Dis. 2013;32(1):39–45.

Young SD, Szekeres G, Coates T. The relationship between online social networking and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). PLoS One. 2013;8(5):e62271.

Young SD, Szekeres G, Coates T. Sexual risk and HIV prevention behaviours among African-American and Latino MSM social networking users. Int J STD AIDS. 2013;24(8):643–9.

Young SD, Rice E. Online social networking technologies, HIV knowledge, and sexual risk and testing behaviors among homeless youth. AIDS Behav. 2011;15(2):253–60.

Rice E, Monro W, Barman-Adhikari A, Young SD. Internet use, social networking, and HIV/AIDS risk for homeless adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2010;47(6):610–3.

Recommendations and Guidelines on Use of Social Media Technologies for Behavior Change 

Young SD. Recommended guidelines on using social networking technologies for HIV prevention research. AIDS Behav. 2012;16(7):1743–5.

Young SD. Recommendations for using online social networking technologies to reduce inaccurate online health information. Online J Health Allied Sci. 2011;10(2).

Community-Based Participatory Research and Innovations

Young SD, Klausner J, Fynn R, Bolan R. Electronic vending machines for dispensing rapid HIV self-testing kits: a case study. AIDS Care. 2014;26(2):267–9.


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