Health Media Collaboratory Headquarters

  • Phone: 312-413-2885
  • Fax: 312-996-2703
  • Mail: healthmedia@uic.edu
  • Address: 1747 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608

Health Media Collaboratory

PUBLIC HEALTH MEETS DATA SCIENCE

Who We Are

 We believe in using data to promote health. While mass marketing can promote unhealthy behavior and contribute to disease, we believe it can be harnessed to positively impact the health behavior of individuals and communities.

What We Do

We bring together social science researchers, information scientists, and new media specialists to collaborate and develop rigorous, innovative and multidisciplinary methods to study how media impacts health.

What We've Learned

We are committed to sharing what we learn with policymakers, the research community and the public so that we all can make informed decisions that protect and promote our health.

From the Blog

Big Tobacco Merger Sparks Concern

Last week, two tobacco giants announced a major merger. This news has public health advocates concerned about implications for smoking behavior and marketing to vulnerable populations.
Q&A with Phil Gardiner, Dr. P.H.: Learning from a Leader in Tobacco Control Research

Q&A with Phil Gardiner, Dr. P.H.: Learning from a Leader in Tobacco Control Research

As part of our series of interviews on health disparities, Digital Media and Research Specialist Melissa Buenger interviewed Dr. Phil Gardiner, Program Officer for Policy Research and Neurosciences at the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), about his career addressing racial disparities through health research.
Facebook Receives Mixed Reactions to Emotions Study

Facebook Receives Mixed Reactions to Emotions Study

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the "Facebook Experiment". Melissa Buenger pulls together Tweets that explain what the big deal is and what it means for social data research.
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