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
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.
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.
Our Partners
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
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