Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Design of TN Health Chat for Mothers of Adolescent Girls

Julia Berteletti - Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:51

TN Health Chat, an NIH-funded study was presented by Ms. Julia Berteletti from Klein Buendel at the 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, California in March. TN Health Chat is a social media-based health intervention for mothers of adolescent girls in Tennessee to help reduce indoor tanning.

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Research Round-Up: Using Facebook to Recruit Research Study Participants

Alishia Kinsey - Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:33

Almost 90% of adults use the Internet1 and, of those adults, 72% use Facebook.2 The high use of the internet and social media has changed public communication and created a new avenue for researchers to reach their audience, potentially in a more cost-effective way. This Research Round-Up explores how researchers are using Facebook to recruit study participants and whether the efforts prove to be efficient.

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Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Joel Hillhouse

Alishia Kinsey - Monday, 23 May 2016 10:27

Dr. Joel Hillhouse is the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Valparaiso University and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at State University of New York – Albany where he worked in behavioral medicine. His post-doc was completed at Ohio State University where he worked in psychoneuroimmunology.

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Research Round-Up: Social Media in Health Research

Alishia Kinsey - Thursday, 17 September 2015 09:39

Social media continues to rise in popularity among people of all ages. According to Pew Internet Research, 71% of teens use more than one social media site,1 52% of adults use two or more social media sites2, and 56% of adults 65 and older use Facebook.2  Social media can be used for social interaction, entertainment, information seeking and as a way to express thoughts and opinions among other things.3 How can this widely accepted, versatile tool be used in the world of research? This Research Round-Up looks at how social media is being incorporated into public health research.

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Social Networking Sites: Informal Communities or Formal Organizations?

Mary Buller - Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:19

Day 2 of the International Communication Association Latin American Conference in Santiago, Chile provided participants with a potentially provocative presentation on the evolution of social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn. The question posed by the presenter, Dr. Janet Fulk from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California was: Are social networking sites transforming from informal communities into formal organizations?

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