Ian Brooks

Research Scientist and Director, Center for Health Informatics

PhD, Bryn Mawr College

Room 5119, 614 E. Daniel St.

(217) 333-6080


Other professional appointments

  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Global Studies
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
  • Faculty Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Faculty Affiliate, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
  • Faculty Affiliate, CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies
  • Faculty Affiliate, Illinois Informatics Institute
  • Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Health, Aging, and Disability
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for African Studies

Research focus

Public and global health informatics, epidemiology, cyberinfrastructure, data analytics, infodemics, infodemiology, and One Health.

Publications & Papers

For a complete list of publications, please visit Ian Brooks' Google Scholar page.

Calleja, N., AbdAllah, A., Abad, N., Ahmed, N., Albarracin, D., Altieri, E., Anoko, J.N., Arcos, R., Azlan, A.A., Bayer, J., Bechmann, A., Bezbaruah, S., Briand, S.C., Brooks, I., Bucci, L.M., Burzo, S., Czerniak, C., Domenico, M.D., Dunn, A.G., Ecker, U.K.H., Espinosa, L., Francois, C., Gradon, K., Gruzd, A., Gülgün, B.S., Haydarov, R., Hurley, C., Astuti, S.I., Ishizumi, A., Johnson, N., Restrepo, D.J., Kajimoto, M., Koyuncu, A., Kulkarni, S., Lamichhane, J., Lewis, R., Mahajan, A., Mandil, A., McAweeney, E., Messer, M., Moy, W., Ngamala, P.N., Nguyen, T., Nunn, M., Omer, S.B., Pagliari, C., Patel, P., Phuong, L., Prybylski, D., Rashidian, A., Rempel, E., Rubinelli, S., Sacco, P., Schneider, A., Shu, K., Smith, M., Sufehmi, H., Tangcharoensathien, V., Terry, R., Thacker, N., Trewinnard, T., Turner, S., Tworek, H., Uakkas, S., Vraga, E., Wardle, C., Wasserman, H., Wilhelm, E., Würz, A., Yau, B., Zhou, L. and Purnat, T.D. (2021) ‘A Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics: Methods and Results of the First WHO Infodemiology Conference’, JMIR Infodemiology, 1(1), p. e30979. doi:10.2196/30979.

Marson, J. W., Maner, B. S., Harding, T. P., Meisenheimer, J., Solomon, J. A., Leavitt, M., Levin, N. J., Dellavalle, R., Brooks, I. and Rigel, D. S. (2021) ‘The magnitude of COVID-19’s effect on the timely management of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers’, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 84(4), pp. 1100–1103. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.12.065.

Bello-Bravo, J., Brooks, I., Lutomia, A. N., Bohonos, J., Medendorp, J. and Pittendrigh, B. (2021) ‘Breaking out: the turning point in learning using mobile technology’, Heliyon, 7(3), p. e06595. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06595.

Sanghavi, D., Brooks, I., Tomlinson, A., Rogers, A., Freeman, W. and Gibson, C. M. (2020) ‘COVID-19 Infodemics: How Social Media Shared Information Rapidly to Global Healthcare Teams’, Critical Care Medicine. doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000727116.59922.84.

Tangcharoensathien, V., Calleja, N., Nguyen, T., Purnat, T., D’Agostino, M., Garcia-Saiso, S., Landry, M., Rashidian, A., Hamilton, C., AbdAllah, A., Ghiga, I., Hill, A., Hougendobler, D., Andel, J. van, Nunn, M., Brooks, I., Sacco, P. L., Domenico, M. D., Mai, P., Gruzd, A., Alaphilippe, A. and Briand, S. (2020) ‘Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation’, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(6), p. e19659. doi: 10.2196/19659.

D’Agostino, M., Samuel, N. O., Sarol, M. J., Cosio, F. G. de, Marti, M., Luo, T., Brooks, I. and Espinal, M. (2018) ‘Open data and public health’, Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 42, p. e66. doi: 10.26633/rpsp.2018.66.

D´Agostino, M., Mejía, F., Brooks, I., Marti, M., David, N.-O. and Cosio, G. de (2018) ‘Fear on the networks: analyzing the 2014 Ebola outbreak’, Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 41, p. e134. doi: 10.26633/rpsp.2017.134.

Chen, W., Yu, H., Sun, F., Ornob, A., Brisbin, R., Ganguli, A., Vemuri, V., Strzebonski, P., Cui, G., Allen, K. J., Desai, S. A., Lin, W., Nash, D. M., Hirschberg, D. L., Brooks, I., Bashir, R. and Cunningham, B. T. (2017) ‘Mobile Platform for Multiplexed Detection and Differentiation of Disease-Specific Nucleic Acid Sequences, Using Microfluidic Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and Smartphone Detection’, Analytical Chemistry, 89(21), pp. 11219–11226. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02478.

Belknap, S. M., Moore, H., Lanzotti, S. A., Yarnold, P. R., Getz, M., Deitrick, D. L., Peterson, A., Akeson, J., Maurer, T., Soltysik, R. C., Storm, G. A. and Brooks, I. (2008) ‘Application of Software Design Principles and Debugging Methods to an Analgesia Prescription Reduces Risk of Severe Injury From Medical Use of Opioids’, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 84(3), pp. 385–392. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2008.24.

World Health Organization (2020) An ad hoc WHO technical consultation managing the COVID-19 infodemic: call for action, 7-8 April 2020. World Health Organization.


‘State of the Art in Information and Communication Technologies for Health Data and Information Management’ (2019). Celebrating 25 Years of the Core Health Indicators @ 57th Session of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council, Washington DC, September.

‘Analysis of Social Media Data about COVID-19 in the Americas.’ (2020). WHO Global Consultancy on the COVID-19 Pandemic, Virtual Meeting, April.

‘The Potential of Unstructured and Big Data for Public Health’ (2019). International Telecommunications Union Kaleidoscope, Atlanta, GA, December.