Jon-Patrick Allem

Assistant Professor of Research, University of Southern California

Jon-Patrick Allem is an Assistant Professor of Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Allem's research is aimed at developing novel ways of improving population health surveillance by utilizing data from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Google Web Search. Using these data from online social systems, Dr. Allem has conducted studies on the effectiveness of mass media campaigns in the U.S. and Latin America, population mental health in the U.S. and Australia, public interest in climate change in the U.S., use and appeal of hookah, e-cigarettes, and flavored cigars in the U.S., HIV prevention in the U.S., and documented cases of hazardous driving in the U.S.

His current projects are focused on understanding user experience with emerging tobacco products, the impact of product placement in music videos on product appeal, and the influences of automated social media accounts (social bots) on health-related attitudes and behaviors.


  • –present
    Research Scientist, University of Southern California