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

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.
What We’re Reading, October 2014

What We’re Reading, October 2014

In this month's tobacco research roundup, Carrie Gonzales brings us articles on youth smoking, cigar use, and health information on Facebook.
How Compliant Are Internet Cigarette Vendors with the Federal Bans on Flavors and “Light” Descriptors?

How Compliant Are Internet Cigarette Vendors with the Federal Bans on Flavors and “Light” Descriptors?

Catherine Jo and colleagues' investigation of Internet cigarette sales shows need for enforcement to prevent the sale of banned flavored and "light" tobacco products.
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University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communications
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