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JP Onnela, D.Sc.

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Overview
My research involves two interrelated research themes. In statistical network science, the study of network representations of physical, biological, and social phenomena, we develop quantitative methods for studying social and biological networks and their connection to health. In digital phenotyping, a concept we have introduced as "the moment-by-moment quantification of the individual-level human phenotype in situ using data from personal digital devices, in particular smartphones," we develop quantitative methods for studying social, behavioral, and cognitive phenotypes. Our focus in both statistical network science and digital phenotyping is development of new statistical and quantitative methods, but we also co-lead or support several applied studies ranging from central nervous system disorders to women's health. My group has developed and maintains the open source Beiwe research platform for high-throughput smartphone-based digital phenotyping. Please see the lab's webpage for more details.

Education
I joined the Department of Biostatistics in 2011. I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. I obtained my doctorate at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 2006, where my dissertation received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the university. I received NIH Director's New Innovator Award in 2013 for the Digital Phenotyping project.

Research
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  1. R01MH122367 (FULFORD, DANIEL C) Sep 23, 2019 - Aug 31, 2023
    NIH/NIMH
    SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Passive sensing of social isolation: A digital phenotying approach
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R01AI138901 (ONNELA, JUKKA-PEKKA) Jul 2, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIH/NIAID
    Bridging Statistical Inference and Mechanistic Network Models for HIV/AIDS
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R21NR018532 (WRIGHT, ALEXI A) Apr 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2021
    NIH
    Passive Data to Improve Outcomes in Advanced Cancer
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. DP2MH103909 (ONNELA, JUKKA-PEKKA) Sep 26, 2013 - Aug 31, 2018
    NIH/NIMH
    Using mobile phones for social and behavioral sensing of mood disorder patients
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. T32MH017119 (BLACKER, DEBORAH L.;KOENEN, KARESTAN C ;ONNELA, JUKKA-PEKKA) Jul 1, 1983 - Jun 30, 2025
    NIH
    Training Program in Psychiatric Genetics and Translational Research
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.