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
Tobacco-related price promotions on Twitter: What are they like, and what kinds of products do they feature?

Tobacco-related price promotions on Twitter: What are they like, and what kinds of products do they feature?

Every Twitter user knows the platform often gets used to promote products. But when it comes to tobacco products, what do promotional tweets look like? Health Media Collaboratory member Catherine Jo did a study to find out; the results were just published in Tobacco Control.
Employee Spotlight: Melissa Buenger

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Buenger

Melissa joined the Health Media Collaboratory in September of 2013, as she was starting her second year of her Master’s in Public Health in the Health Policy and Administration division at UIC. She applied for the assistantship because she was […]
‘We Have a Drug for That!’ The Impact of Pharmaceutical Advertising

‘We Have a Drug for That!’ The Impact of Pharmaceutical Advertising

What is the impact of televised pharmaceutical advertising? Our research team explores this question in two new publications.
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