Social Media in Health Research, Doctoral Seminar Series
As part of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Doctoral Seminar Series, Dr. Sherry Pagoto will be presenting on the topic of Social Media in Health Research.
The use of online social networks has become ubiquitous in recent years, which means we have new ways to interact socially and to disseminate information. The possibilities for health research are limitless.
Patients are increasingly flocking to online social networks to learn more about their health conditions and interact with providers and other patients. The phenomenon has been coined “peer-to-peer healthcare” by the Pew Research Center Internet and American Life Project, the group tracking the growth of this trend.
This seminar is for faculty and students interested in leveraging online social networks for health research. Participants will learn of the different ways social media has been leveraged to measure, understand and intervene upon disease and health behavior.
ABOUT DR. PAGOTO
Dr. Sherry Pagoto is an Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School and co-founder of the UMass Center for mHealth. She leverages technology and social media in her research and also has an active presence on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Linked In, and via two blogs. Find her @DrSherryPagoto on Twitter!