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, April 2014

What We’re Reading, April 2014

How do the Internet and web-based tools promote tobacco products and quitting smoking? Who reports using non-combustible tobacco products? These are just some of the topics we're reading about this month.
Controversy, Conformity, and Robots: What’s Popular on Twitter?

Controversy, Conformity, and Robots: What’s Popular on Twitter?

Steve Binns looks at the notion of popularity and how public perception can be manipulated through organic and artificial engagement social media content.
Grant Funds Deep Look at Media Impact on California Prop 29

Grant Funds Deep Look at Media Impact on California Prop 29

March 2012 polls showed California’s Proposition 29 favored by two-thirds of voters. Yet in the June 5 primary, the proposition failed — by less than 1%. Why? With a new grant from the State of California, the Collaboratory plans to find out.
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
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University of California San Diego logo
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University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health logo
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