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
Economists Criticize “Lost Pleasure” Factor in FDA Cost-Benefit Analysis on Tobacco Regulations

Economists Criticize “Lost Pleasure” Factor in FDA Cost-Benefit Analysis on Tobacco Regulations

FDA’s cost-benefit analysis counts the “lost pleasure” of smoking as a cost to smokers. What does that mean for the pending Deeming rules on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products?

Helping Build a Strong Foundation for Social Data Research

Health Media Collaboratory joins the Big Boulder Initiative to help advance the field of social data research.
What We’re Reading, August 2014

What We’re Reading, August 2014

Carrie Gonzales pulls together our monthly reading list of the latest research papers -- tobacco marketing, marijuana policy, e-cigarette use, and more.
Our Partners
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health logo
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health logo
GNIP logo
GNIP logo
Context Miner logo
Context Miner logo
University of California San Diego logo
University of California San Diego logo
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health logo
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health logo