John Ayers

Title(s)Associate Adjunct Professor, Medicine
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
vCardDownload vCard

    Collapse Biography 
    Collapse Education and Training
    Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and TechnologyFellow2012Data Science
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthPhD2011Behavioral Science
    San Diego State UniversityMA2008Political Science
    CSU BakersfieldBA2006Political Science

    Collapse Overview 
    Collapse Overview
    Dr. Ayers is committed to getting the public back in public health, by harnessing big media data (including Internet search queries, news media, social media, and online networks) to listen to the public voicing their health needs in near real time. Beginning in 2011 he showed electronic cigarettes were the most popular smoking alternative on the market, being the first to predict their rise. This study has been followed by several examples of unique discoveries making public health science more responsive to the public and more effective in the process. For instance, his recent JAMA Internal Medicine report describing how Charlie Sheen’s HIV-positive disclosure prompted record-levels of public engagement with condoms, HIV symptoms, and HIV testing was covered in more than 6,000 news outlets and trended on both Facebook and Twitter. The publication of this report was later linked to a significant increase in HIV testing and made more impactful by partnering with several medical device makers to implement follow-up campaigns encouraging at-home HIV testing and condom use. His work has also been trans-disciplinary (e.g., he has published with more than 60 different collaborators, from more than 50 different research institutes representing many fields, such as applied mathematics, climatology, communications, computer science, economics, engineering, political science, sociology, and more). Dr. Ayers has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and several commentaries/op-eds, many of which rank in the very top of Altmetric’s research rankings (including one study that ranked among the top 1,000 most circulated articles of all time). He has an h-index of 26 (26 publications with 26 or more citations). Dr. Ayers is a frequently featured expert in the international media, including coverage in traditional news (e.g., ABC, BBC, CBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC, NPR, etc.), tech or business focused news (e.g., Bloomberg, Forbes, Popular Science, Scientific American, Wired, etc.), and entertainment news (e.g., Dr. Drew, Dr. Oz, Perez Hilton, Rolling Stone, Saturday Night Live, etc.). Dr. Ayers is committed to promoting rapid improvements in public health science and leveraging public health science to save lives.
    Collapse Websites

    Collapse Research 
    Collapse Research Activities and Funding
    Tobacco Posts on Social Media of Vulnerable, At-Risk Groups
    Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program 587873Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    Description: Principal Investigator
    Californians Talk HIV: Using Social Media to Get Steps Ahead
    California HIV Research Program OS17-SD-001Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Innovation in Regulatory Science
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Mental Health Trends: A real-time sentinel for mental health surveillance
    NIH R21MH103603Apr 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    TOBACCO TRENDS: A REAL-TIME SENTINEL FOR TOBACCO CONTROL EVALUATIONS
    NIH R21CA173299Jun 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collapse Bibliographic 
    Collapse Publications
    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help. to make corrections and additions.
    Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
    Altmetrics Details PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
    1. Regulate Artificial Intelligence in Health Care by Prioritizing Patient Outcomes. JAMA. 2024 02 27; 331(8):639-640. Ayers JW, Desai N, Smith DM. PMID: 38285467.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Correction: Twitter and Facebook posts about COVID-19 are less likely to spread misinformation compared to other health topics. PLoS One. 2024; 19(2):e0298907. Broniatowski DA, Kerchner D, Farooq F, Huang X, Jamison AM, Dredze M, Quinn SC, Ayers JW. PMID: 38346059; PMCID: PMC10861040.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    
    3. Machine-Made Empathy? Why Medicine Still Needs Humans-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 11 01; 183(11):1279-1280. Ayers JW, Dredze M, Smith DM. PMID: 37695627.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. #MedEd: Medical Education and Knowledge Translation on Social Media. JAMA. 2023 09 12; 330(10):909-910. Ayers JW, Goodman AM, Smith DM. PMID: 37642959; PMCID: PMC10792539.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Managing HIV During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study of Help-Seeking Behaviors on a Social Media Forum. AIDS Behav. 2024 Apr; 28(4):1166-1172. Ayers JW, Zhu Z, Harrigian K, Wightman GP, Dredze M, Strathdee SA, Smith DM. PMID: 37479919; PMCID: PMC10799963.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    6. Comparing Physician and Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Responses to Patient Questions Posted to a Public Social Media Forum. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 06 01; 183(6):589-596. Ayers JW, Poliak A, Dredze M, Leas EC, Zhu Z, Kelley JB, Faix DJ, Goodman AM, Longhurst CA, Hogarth M, Smith DM. PMID: 37115527; PMCID: PMC10148230.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 157     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Evaluating Artificial Intelligence Responses to Public Health Questions. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 06 01; 6(6):e2317517. Ayers JW, Zhu Z, Poliak A, Leas EC, Dredze M, Hogarth M, Smith DM. PMID: 37285160; PMCID: PMC10248742.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Characterizing Help-Seeking Searches for Substance Use Treatment From Google Trends and Assessing Their Use for Infoveillance: Longitudinal Descriptive and Validation Statistical Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2022 12 01; 24(12):e41527. Patton T, Abramovitz D, Johnson D, Leas E, Nobles A, Caputi T, Ayers J, Strathdee S, Bórquez A. PMID: 36454620; PMCID: PMC9756118.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Internet Searches for Abortion Medications Following the Leaked Supreme Court of the United States Draft Ruling. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 09 01; 182(9):1002-1004. Poliak A, Satybaldiyeva N, Strathdee SA, Leas EC, Rao R, Smith D, Ayers JW. PMID: 35767270; PMCID: PMC9244771.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Online searches for SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists correlate with prescription rates in the United States: An infodemiological study. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022; 9:936651. Dzaye O, Berning P, Razavi AC, Adhikari R, Jha K, Nasir K, Ayers JW, Mortensen MB, Blaha MJ. PMID: 35966558; PMCID: PMC9372305.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6  
    11. Association of Online Search Trends With Vaccination in the United States: June 2020 Through May 2021. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:884211. Berning P, Huang L, Razavi AC, Boakye E, Osuji N, Stokes AC, Martin SS, Ayers JW, Blaha MJ, Dzaye O. PMID: 35514956; PMCID: PMC9066639.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Twitter and Facebook posts about COVID-19 are less likely to spread misinformation compared to other health topics. PLoS One. 2022; 17(1):e0261768. Broniatowski DA, Kerchner D, Farooq F, Huang X, Jamison AM, Dredze M, Quinn SC, Ayers JW. PMID: 35020727; PMCID: PMC8754324.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    13. Characterizing Self-Reports of Self-Identified Patient Experiences with Methadone Maintenance Treatment on an Online Community during COVID-19. Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(14):2134-2140. Nobles AL, Johnson DC, Leas EC, Goodman-Meza D, Zúñiga ML, Ziedonis D, Strathdee SA, Ayers JW. PMID: 34486471; PMCID: PMC8820092.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Spread of Misinformation About Face Masks and COVID-19 by Automated Software on Facebook. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 09 01; 181(9):1251-1253. Ayers JW, Chu B, Zhu Z, Leas EC, Smith DM, Dredze M, Broniatowski DA. PMID: 34096988; PMCID: PMC8185625.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. "First Do No Harm": Effective Communication About COVID-19 Vaccines. Am J Public Health. 2021 06; 111(6):1055-1057. Broniatowski DA, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 33950727; PMCID: PMC8101564.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Did Philip Morris International use the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) outbreak to market IQOS heated tobacco? Tob Control. 2023 01; 32(1):131-132. Ayers JW, Leas EC, Dredze M, Caputi TL, Zhu SH, Cohen JE. PMID: 33863833.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. Monitoring HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis information seeking by combining digital and traditional data. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 25; 21(1):215. Johnson DC, Nobles AL, Caputi TL, Liu M, Leas EC, Strathdee SA, Smith DM, Ayers JW. PMID: 33632140; PMCID: PMC7908754.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    18. Google shopping queries for vaping products, JUUL and IQOS during the E-cigarette, or Vaping, product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) outbreak. Tob Control. 2022 08; 31(e1):e74-e77. Leas EC, Moy NH, Nobles AL, Ayers J, Zhu SH, Purushothaman V. PMID: 33608466; PMCID: PMC8373990.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era: A Balancing Act to Avoid Harm. J Med Internet Res. 2021 02 01; 23(2):e24785. Reeves JJ, Ayers JW, Longhurst CA. PMID: 33477104; PMCID: PMC7857524.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Suicide-Related Internet Searches During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 01 04; 4(1):e2034261. Ayers JW, Poliak A, Johnson DC, Leas EC, Dredze M, Caputi T, Nobles AL. PMID: 33475749; PMCID: PMC7821025.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Effect size reporting among prominent health journals: a case study of odds ratios. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2020 Dec 10. Chu B, Liu M, Leas EC, Althouse BM, Ayers JW. PMID: 33303479; PMCID: PMC8311093.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    
    22. Internet Searches for Acute Anxiety During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 12 01; 180(12):1706-1707. Ayers JW, Leas EC, Johnson DC, Poliak A, Althouse BM, Dredze M, Nobles AL. PMID: 32832984; PMCID: PMC7445624.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    23. Quantifying Public Interest in Police Reforms by Mining Internet Search Data Following George Floyd's Death. J Med Internet Res. 2020 10 21; 22(10):e22574. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Poliak A, Leas EC, Nobles AL, Dredze M, Smith D. PMID: 33084578; PMCID: PMC7641778.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. News coverage of the E-cigarette, or Vaping, product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) outbreak and internet searches for vaping cessation. Tob Control. 2021 09; 30(5):578-582. Leas EC, Nobles AL, Caputi TL, Dredze M, Zhu SH, Cohen JE, Ayers JW. PMID: 33051278; PMCID: PMC8041908.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. Self-reported Cannabidiol (CBD) Use for Conditions With Proven Therapies. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 10 01; 3(10):e2020977. Leas EC, Hendrickson EM, Nobles AL, Todd R, Smith DM, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 33057645; PMCID: PMC7563067.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Internet Searches for Unproven COVID-19 Therapies in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 08 01; 180(8):1116-1118. Liu M, Caputi TL, Dredze M, Kesselheim AS, Ayers JW. PMID: 32347895; PMCID: PMC7191468.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 54     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    27. #HIV: Alignment of HIV-Related Visual Content on Instagram with Public Health Priorities in the US. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jul; 24(7):2045-2053. Nobles AL, Leas EC, Latkin CA, Dredze M, Strathdee SA, Ayers JW. PMID: 31916098; PMCID: PMC10712936.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    28. Examining Peer-to-Peer and Patient-Provider Interactions on a Social Media Community Facilitating Ask the Doctor Services. Proc Int AAAI Conf Weblogs Soc Media. 2020 Jun; 14:464-475. Nobles AL, Leas EC, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 32724726; PMCID: PMC7386284.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4  
    29. Collateral Crises of Gun Preparation and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infodemiology Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020 05 28; 6(2):e19369. Caputi TL, Ayers JW, Dredze M, Suplina N, Burd-Sharps S. PMID: 32437329; PMCID: PMC7257475.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14  Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Automated image analysis of instagram posts: Implications for risk perception and communication in public health using a case study of #HIV. PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0231155. Nobles AL, Leas EC, Noar S, Dredze M, Latkin CA, Strathdee SA, Ayers JW. PMID: 32365124; PMCID: PMC7197791.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    31. A Philip Morris advertisement for its heated tobacco product IQOS sets a troubling precedent. Tob Control. 2020 12; 29(e1):e168-e170. Leas EC, Cohen JE, Ayers JW. PMID: 32019894.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Responses to addiction help-seeking from Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Bixby intelligent virtual assistants. NPJ Digit Med. 2020; 3:11. Nobles AL, Leas EC, Caputi TL, Zhu SH, Strathdee SA, Ayers JW. PMID: 32025572; PMCID: PMC6989668.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18  
    33. Ignoring Data Delays Our Reaction to Emerging Public Health Tragedies Like 13 Reasons Why. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 01 01; 77(1):102-103. Leas EC, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 31553419.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Requests for Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on a Social Media Platform. JAMA. 2019 11 05; 322(17):1712-1713. Nobles AL, Leas EC, Althouse BM, Dredze M, Longhurst CA, Smith DM, Ayers JW. PMID: 31688875; PMCID: PMC6865226.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Harnessing digital data and data science to achieve 90-90-90 goals to end the HIV epidemic. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2019 11; 14(6):481-485. Strathdee SA, Nobles AL, Ayers JW. PMID: 31449089; PMCID: PMC6956609.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    36. Trends in Internet Searches for Cannabidiol (CBD) in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 10 02; 2(10):e1913853. Leas EC, Nobles AL, Caputi TL, Dredze M, Smith DM, Ayers JW. PMID: 31642924; PMCID: PMC6820034.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. What to do when tobacco advertisers exploit antitobacco social media campaigns to sell tobacco. Tob Control. 2020 03; 29(2):243-244. Leas EC, Prochaska JJ, Ayers J, Nobles AL, Henriksen L. PMID: 31249102.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. The Need for Federal Regulation of Marijuana Marketing. JAMA. 2019 06 11; 321(22):2163-2164. Ayers JW, Caputi TL, Leas EC. PMID: 31095243.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    39. Contraception. 2019 05; 99(5):293-295. Nobles AL, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 30878137.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Media Trends for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 800-662-HELP Addiction Treatment Referral Services After a Celebrity Overdose. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Mar 01; 179(3):441-442. Ayers JW, Nobles AL, Dredze M. PMID: 30640378; PMCID: PMC6439698.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Internet Searches for Sexual Harassment and Assault, Reporting, and Training Since the #MeToo Movement. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 02 01; 179(2):258-259. Caputi TL, Nobles AL, Ayers JW. PMID: 30575847; PMCID: PMC6439643.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Next generation media monitoring: Global coverage of electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes) on Bing, Google and Twitter, 2013-2018. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0205822. Ayers JW, Dredze M, Leas EC, Caputi TL, Allem JP, Cohen JE. PMID: 30388126; PMCID: PMC6214510.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Don't quote me: reverse identification of research participants in social media studies. NPJ Digit Med. 2018; 1:30. Ayers JW, Caputi TL, Nebeker C, Dredze M. PMID: 31304312; PMCID: PMC6550214.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 38  
    44. Substance Use Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Adolescents in the United States, 2015. Am J Public Health. 2018 08; 108(8):1031-1034. Caputi TL, Smith LR, Strathdee SA, Ayers JW. PMID: 29995487; PMCID: PMC6050864.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Online Sales of Marijuana: An Unrecognized Public Health Dilemma. Am J Prev Med. 2018 05; 54(5):719-721. Caputi TL, Leas EC, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 29576446.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    46. Suicide Risk Behaviors Among Sexual Minority Adolescents in the United States, 2015. JAMA. 2017 12 19; 318(23):2349-2351. Caputi TL, Smith D, Ayers JW. PMID: 29260214; PMCID: PMC5820699.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Can a selfie promote public engagement with skin cancer? Prev Med. 2018 06; 111:280-283. Noar SM, Leas E, Althouse BM, Dredze M, Kelley D, Ayers JW. PMID: 29109014.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    48. They're heating up: Internet search query trends reveal significant public interest in heat-not-burn tobacco products. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0185735. Caputi TL, Leas E, Dredze M, Cohen JE, Ayers JW. PMID: 29020019; PMCID: PMC5636077.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 31     Fields:    
    49. Internet Searches for Suicide Following the Release of 13 Reasons Why. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 10 01; 177(10):1527-1529. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Leas EC, Dredze M, Allem JP. PMID: 28759671; PMCID: PMC5820689.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. The Charlie Sheen Effect on Rapid In-home Human Immunodeficiency Virus Test Sales. Prev Sci. 2017 07; 18(5):541-544. Allem JP, Leas EC, Caputi TL, Dredze M, Althouse BM, Noar SM, Ayers JW. PMID: 28516308.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    51. Why do people use electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes)? A content analysis of Twitter, 2012-2015. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0170702. Ayers JW, Leas EC, Allem JP, Benton A, Dredze M, Althouse BM, Cruz TB, Unger JB. PMID: 28248987; PMCID: PMC5331961.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 68     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Pokémon GO-A New Distraction for Drivers and Pedestrians. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 12 01; 176(12):1865-1866. Ayers JW, Leas EC, Dredze M, Allem JP, Grabowski JG, Hill L. PMID: 27635638.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Which cigarettes do Americans think are safer? A population-based analysis with wave 1 of the PATH study. Tob Control. 2017 03; 26(e1):e59-e60. Leas EC, Ayers JW, Strong DR, Pierce JP. PMID: 27742918; PMCID: PMC5858197.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Big Data Sensors of Organic Advocacy: The Case of Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0159885. Leas EC, Althouse BM, Dredze M, Obradovich N, Fowler JH, Noar SM, Allem JP, Ayers JW. PMID: 27482907; PMCID: PMC4970768.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. News and Internet Searches About Human Immunodeficiency Virus After Charlie Sheen's Disclosure. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 176(4):552-4. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Dredze M, Leas EC, Noar SM. PMID: 26902971.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Leveraging Big Data to Improve Health Awareness Campaigns: A Novel Evaluation of the Great American Smokeout. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2016 Jan-Jun; 2(1):e16. Ayers JW, Westmaas JL, Leas EC, Benton A, Chen Y, Dredze M, Althouse BM. PMID: 27227151; PMCID: PMC4869240.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 34  
    57. Revisiting the Rise of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Using Search Query Surveillance. Am J Prev Med. 2016 06; 50(6):e173-e181. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Allem JP, Leas EC, Dredze M, Williams RS. PMID: 26876772; PMCID: PMC5422030.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Enhancing disease surveillance with novel data streams: challenges and opportunities. EPJ Data Sci. 2015; 4. Althouse BM, Scarpino SV, Meyers LA, Ayers JW, Bargsten M, Baumbach J, Brownstein JS, Castro L, Clapham H, Cummings DA, Del Valle S, Eubank S, Fairchild G, Finelli L, Generous N, George D, Harper DR, Hébert-Dufresne L, Johansson MA, Konty K, Lipsitch M, Milinovich G, Miller JD, Nsoesie EO, Olson DR, Paul M, Polgreen PM, Priedhorsky R, Read JM, Rodríguez-Barraquer I, Smith DJ, Stefansen C, Swerdlow DL, Thompson D, Vespignani A, Wesolowski A. PMID: 27990325; PMCID: PMC5156315.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 76  
    59. "Tips From Former Smokers" Can Benefit From Considering All Available Data: Reply to McAfee et al. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 49(6):e133-4. Ayers JW, Althouse BM. PMID: 26456875; PMCID: PMC4671077.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. When a ban really is not a ban: internet loopholes and Djarum flavoured cigarettes in the USA. Tob Control. 2016 07; 25(4):489-90. Allem JP, Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Williams R. PMID: 26085123; PMCID: PMC5087594.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Changes in Internet searches associated with the "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jun; 48(6):e27-9. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Emery S. PMID: 25998929; PMCID: PMC4670614.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Cancer information seeking in the digital age: effects of Angelina Jolie's prophylactic mastectomy announcement. Med Decis Making. 2015 01; 35(1):16-21. Noar SM, Althouse BM, Ayers JW, Francis DB, Ribisl KM. PMID: 25349187.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. What can digital disease detection learn from (an external revision to) Google Flu Trends? Am J Prev Med. 2014 Sep; 47(3):341-7. Santillana M, Zhang DW, Althouse BM, Ayers JW. PMID: 24997572.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 92     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    64. What's the healthiest day?: Circaseptan (weekly) rhythms in healthy considerations. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jul; 47(1):73-6. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Johnson M, Dredze M, Cohen JE. PMID: 24746375.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. Could behavioral medicine lead the web data revolution? JAMA. 2014 Apr 09; 311(14):1399-400. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Dredze M. PMID: 24577162; PMCID: PMC4670613.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 69     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    66. US consumer interest in non-cigarette tobacco products spikes around the 2009 federal tobacco tax increase. Tob Control. 2015 Jul; 24(4):395-9. Jo CL, Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Emery S, Huang J, Ribisl KM. PMID: 24500270; PMCID: PMC4122659.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    67. Population health concerns during the United States' Great Recession. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):166-70. Althouse BM, Allem JP, Childers MA, Dredze M, Ayers JW. PMID: 24439350.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    68. Circaseptan (weekly) rhythms in smoking cessation considerations. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 174(1):146-8. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Johnson M, Cohen JE. PMID: 24166181; PMCID: PMC4670616.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    69. Digital detection for tobacco control: online reactions to the 2009 U.S. cigarette excise tax increase. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 May; 16(5):576-83. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Ribisl KM, Emery S. PMID: 24323570; PMCID: PMC3977484.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    
    70. Using digital surveillance to examine the impact of public figure pancreatic cancer announcements on media and search query outcomes. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2013 Dec; 2013(47):188-94. Noar SM, Ribisl KM, Althouse BM, Willoughby JF, Ayers JW. PMID: 24395990.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    71. Do celebrity cancer diagnoses promote primary cancer prevention? Prev Med. 2014 Jan; 58:81-4. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Noar SM, Cohen JE. PMID: 24252489.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    72. Adult prescription drug use and pediatric medication exposures and poisonings. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul; 132(1):18-27. Burghardt LC, Ayers JW, Brownstein JS, Bronstein AC, Ewald MB, Bourgeois FT. PMID: 23733792; PMCID: PMC4074615.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    73. Seasonality in seeking mental health information on Google. Am J Prev Med. 2013 May; 44(5):520-5. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Allem JP, Rosenquist JN, Ford DE. PMID: 23597817.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 70     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    74. Assessing the online social environment for surveillance of obesity prevalence. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e61373. Chunara R, Bouton L, Ayers JW, Brownstein JS. PMID: 23637820; PMCID: PMC3634787.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    75. Do christian denominations exhibit higher rates of alcohol consumption? A study of Korean American women in California. J Relig Health. 2013 Mar; 52(1):285-98. Kang Sim DE, Hofstetter CR, Irvin VL, Ayers JW, Macera CA, Ji M, Hovell MF. PMID: 21286816; PMCID: PMC3560953.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    76. The environment modifies the relationship between social networks and secondhand smoke exposure among Korean nonsmokers in Seoul and California. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 27(2):NP437-47. Allem JP, Ayers JW, Unger JB, Vollinger RE, Latkin C, Juon HS, Park HR, Paik HY, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF. PMID: 23000798; PMCID: PMC4444048.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    77. Novel surveillance of psychological distress during the great recession. J Affect Disord. 2012 Dec 15; 142(1-3):323-30. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Allem JP, Childers MA, Zafar W, Latkin C, Ribisl KM, Brownstein JS. PMID: 22835843; PMCID: PMC4670615.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    78. A novel evaluation of World No Tobacco day in Latin America. J Med Internet Res. 2012 May 28; 14(3):e77. Ayers JW, Althouse BM, Allem JP, Ford DE, Ribisl KM, Cohen JE. PMID: 22634568; PMCID: PMC3799538.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    79. South Korean military service promotes smoking: a quasi-experimental design. Yonsei Med J. 2012 Mar; 53(2):433-8. Allem JP, Ayers JW, Irvin VL, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF. PMID: 22318835; PMCID: PMC3282970.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    80. Smoking trajectories among Koreans in Seoul and California: exemplifying a common error in age parameterization. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012; 13(5):1851-6. Allem JP, Ayers JW, Unger JB, Irvin VL, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF. PMID: 22901135; PMCID: PMC3677836.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    81. Tracking the rise in popularity of electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes) using search query surveillance. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Apr; 40(4):448-53. Ayers JW, Ribisl KM, Brownstein JS. PMID: 21406279.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 144     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    82. Using search query surveillance to monitor tax avoidance and smoking cessation following the United States' 2009 "SCHIP" cigarette tax increase. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 16; 6(3):e16777. Ayers JW, Ribisl K, Brownstein JS. PMID: 21436883; PMCID: PMC3059206.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    83. Hepatitis B vaccination prevalence and its predictors among Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, and multiracial adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Dec; 12(6):847-52. Ayers JW, Juon HS, Lee S, Park E. PMID: 19967403; PMCID: PMC5508214.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    84. Smoking on both sides of the pacific: home smoking restrictions and secondhand smoke exposure among Korean adults and children in Seoul and California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Nov; 12(11):1142-50. Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Park H, Paik HY, Irvin VL, Lee J, Juon HS, Latkin C, Hovell MF. PMID: 20924042; PMCID: PMC2964924.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    85. Cultural and social network predictors of drinking among Korean American women. Alcohol. 2011 Feb; 45(1):89-97. Ayers JW, Chambers CD, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Reyes WD, Kang SW, Irvin VL, Hovell MF. PMID: 20843638; PMCID: PMC3658459.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    86. Measuring English proficiency and language preference: are self-reports valid? Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1364-6; author reply 1366-7. Ayers JW. PMID: 20558784; PMCID: PMC2901274.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    87. It's others, not the police: smoking, reprimand, and fines among adults of Korean descent in California. Health Psychol. 2010 May; 29(3):255-61. Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF, Irvin VL, Ayers JW, Hughes SC, Kang S. PMID: 20496979; PMCID: PMC2877265.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    88. Gender modifies the relationship between social networks and smoking among adults in Seoul, South Korea. Int J Public Health. 2010 Dec; 55(6):609-17. Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Park HR, Paik HY, Song YJ, Irvin V, Hovell MF. PMID: 20217178; PMCID: PMC2992131.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    89. Can religion help prevent obesity? Religious messages and the prevalence of being overweight or obese among Korean women in California. J Sci Study Relig. 2010; 49(3):536-49. Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Irvin VL, Song Y, Park HR, Paik HY, Hovell MF. PMID: 20886700; PMCID: PMC2951288.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13  Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    90. Exploring religious mechanisms for healthy alcohol use: religious messages and drinking among Korean women in California. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Nov; 70(6):890-8. Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Hughes SC, Irvin VL, Sim DE, Hovell MF. PMID: 19895765; PMCID: PMC2776119.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    91. Sorting out the competing effects of acculturation, immigrant stress, and social support on depression: a report on Korean women in California. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Oct; 197(10):742-7. Ayers JW, Hofstetter CR, Usita P, Irvin VL, Kang S, Hovell MF. PMID: 19829202; PMCID: PMC4444217.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    92. Does church participation facilitate tobacco control? A report on Korean immigrants. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Apr; 12(2):187-97. Hofstetter CR, Ayers JW, Irvin VL, Kang Sim DE, Hughes SC, Reighard F, Hovell MF. PMID: 19205883; PMCID: PMC2839528.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    93. Favourable results with a single autologous stem cell transplant following conditioning with busulphan and cyclophosphamide in patients with multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol. 2004 Mar; 124(6):769-76. Toor AA, Ayers J, Strupeck J, Parthasarathy M, Creech S, Rodriguez T, Stiff PJ. PMID: 15009065.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    John's Networks
    Concepts (295)
    Derived automatically from this person's publications.
    _
    Co-Authors (20)
    People in Profiles who have published with this person.
    _
    Similar People (60)
    People who share similar concepts with this person.
    _
    Same Department
    Search Department
    _