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 Control in China to Get a Boost with New Advertising Restrictions

Tobacco Control in China to Get a Boost with New Advertising Restrictions

Tobacco use is a growing problem in China. Amendments to the country's advertising law should boost tobacco control efforts and help reduce industry influence.

Facebook News Study Raises Questions about Algorithms, Transparency

How big a deal is the so-called "filter bubble" and does it mean that people use Facebook in an echo chamber where their own ideologies are reflected back at them via their News Feed?
Funds for State-sponsored Anti-Smoking Ads Go Up in Smoke

Funds for State-sponsored Anti-Smoking Ads Go Up in Smoke

Less and less money paid out by tobacco industry in historic deal with states is going toward prevention.
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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