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

When Looking for Help with Weight Management, ‘Seek and Ye Shall Find?’ Well, uh…not really…

Carrie Gonzales asks how much credible, useful information about is out there on the web for people interested in obesity prevention and weight management. The answer: not much.
Collaboratory Journal Club: Action Tweets and Activity

Collaboratory Journal Club: Action Tweets and Activity

The Health Media Collaboratory’s Journal Club takes a look at how communications research may clarify potential relationships between social media message diffusion and actual behavior change.

Tobacco Control Policy News

Learn more about recent developments in tobacco control policy.
Our Partners
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
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University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health logo
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