Utilizing social media for #publichealth

Jenine Harris is a leading expert on utilizing and analyzing social media for public health research. She has led a number of recent projects in this area, including one about a new tool to address the high prevalence and cost of foodborne illness. Dr. Harris investigated how Twitter might be an effective tool for tracking […]

It is an opportune time for public health to engage young people on social media

Written by Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine Social media use has surged over the past decade especially among young adults and teenagers. Consumer surveys indicate that up to 80% of US adults are on social media and this prevalence is heavily driven by its popularity among […]

Socialize your research: Tips for sharing ideas and evidence on social media

Each day, millions of users log on to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the continuously growing list of social media platforms. In 2015, 65% of adults in the United States had a social media presence.(1)  As the number of adults using social media has grown, so has the number of researchers using various platforms. A study […]