The Digital Epidemiology Lab at EPFL studies the effect of the digital transformation on healthcare systems. A special focus is on epidemiology, and how the widespread use of mobile and online technology can be leveraged to build better health systems. To reach this goal, we do research, build real-world applications, and of course, we teach.
Our research revolves around (social and technological) networks, open data, and machine learning. Rather than focussing on a single question, we ask ourselves "which area of epidemiology could be improved considerably with the innovative use of social networks, smartphones, and the internet generally? The current answers - nutrition, plant diseases, vaccination and other health behaviors - determine our active research areas.OUR RESEARCH