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
What We’re Reading, November 2014

What We’re Reading, November 2014

In this month's reading list: military smoking policy, the latest on youth smoking, electronic cigarette use, Facebook apps for smoking cessation, and more...
From Objective Observation to Mood Manipulation – Hashing out the Ethics of Big Data Research

From Objective Observation to Mood Manipulation – Hashing out the Ethics of Big Data Research

In the wake of the Facebook experiment uproar, our team discussed big data research ethics and what it means for our work. Lisa Vera takes us through what happened, what we think, and what we're doing next.

Text Analytics for Tobacco Control Research – Our Experience with Luminoso

How do we extract public health relevant information from tens of thousands of tweets? Hy Tran discusses Luminoso, a text analytics tool which we used to analyze our collection of tweets from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) II campaign.
Our Partners
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
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John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health logo
GNIP logo
GNIP logo
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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