The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Portal is an evolving platform demonstrating how health behavior, policy, and demographic data can be integrated, visualized, and communicated to empower communities and support new avenues of research and policy for cancer prevention and control. As a proof of concept for cyber-enabled population health research, the PopSciGrid Portal is designed to encourage trans-disciplinary collaboration, data harmonization, and development of new computational methods for disparate health related data.
Two interactive demonstrations, in the domain of smoking prevalence and tobacco policy, are available online:
SONIC Researchers Involved:
Deborah L. McGuinness, Abdul R. Shaikh, Richard Moser, Bradford W. Hesse, Glen D. Morgan, Erik Augustson, Yvonne Hunt, Zaria Tatalovich, Gordon Willis, Kelly Blake, Paul K. Courtney, Lila Finney, Amy Sanders, Li Ding, Timothy Lebo, James McCusker, Noshir Contractor, Yun Huang, York Yao and Hugh Devlin. A Semantically-enabled Community Health Portal for Cancer Prevention and Control. Presented at the ACM Web Science Conference 2011 (Koblenz, Germany, June 15-17 2011).
Deborah L. McGuinness, Abdul R. Shaikh, Tim Lebo, Li Ding, Paul Courtney, James McCusker, Richard Moser, Glen D. Morgan, Zaria Tatalovich, Gordon Willis, Noshir Contractor, & Bradford W. Hesse. Towards Semantically-Enabled Next Generation Community Health Information Portals: The PopSciGrid Pilot. In Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2012 (January 4-7 2012,).
PopSciGrid is a collaboration of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the SONIC laboratory. The PopSciGrid project is funded by the National Science Foundation, IIS-“Collaborative Research: Social Networking Tools to Enable Collaboration in the Tobacco Surveillance Epidemiology, and Evaluation Network (TSEEN),” award number 0836262, 08/15/2007 – 02/28/2011.