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3rd Annual UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media Conference

“Social Media and Health”

Date: 5/16/19

Location: Student Union Ballroom, 2110 Hillside Road, U-3008. Storrs, CT 06269-3008

Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Presented by: UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media

Speakers: Drs. David Cavallo (Case Western Reserve University), Michael Amato (Truth Initiative), Christopher Carroll (Connecticut Children’s Medical Center), Sherry Emery (NORC at University of Chicago), Cesar Gabriel Escobar-Viera (University of Pittsburgh) among others.

Details: Social Media and Health is the 3rd Annual Conference of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media. Speakers are national experts in social media research on topics including health behavior interventions, observational research, research ethics, public health campaigns, online patient communities and more. Pre-conference workshops will address social media delivered interventions and social media research ethics. Panel discussions will address methodological issues in social media research and intervention development. An exciting day of speakers and panels will be followed by a poster session complete with wine, appetizers, and professional networking.

Registration: Register Here Deadline is May 13, 2019


8:00am  Pre-conference workshops Sherry Pagoto and David Cavallo (Social Media Delivered Interventions), Molly Waring and Jess Bibeau (Research Ethics and IRB in Social Media Research)

9:00am – Registration and Breakfast

9:45am-10am Opening remarks: Sherry Pagoto, PhD, UConn

10:00-10:35am –Michael Amato, PhD, Truth Initiative. TBA

10:35-11:10am –David Cavallo, PhD, Case Western Reserve University.  User-Generated Intervention Approaches Using Social Media: Results from the INSHAPE CLE Pilot Weight Loss Study

11:10p-11:45pm – Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Social Media Intervention Research. Panelists: Molly Waring, PhD, David Cavallo, PhD, Sherry Pagoto, PhD. Moderator: Cesar Gabriel Escobar-Viera, PhD

11:45-12:30pm – Networking Lunch

12:30-1:05 pm –Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, PhD, University of Connecticut. Engaging with Health, News, and Science through Information Sharing on Social Media

1:05-1:40pm –Cesar Gabriel Escobar-Viera, PhD, University of Pittsburgh. Social Media Use and Depression Among Sexual Minority Youth: Findings from a Quantitative and Qualitative Online National Study

1:40-2:15pm –Sherry Emery, PhD, NORC, University of Chicago. Social Media and Public Health Research:  A Road Map for Rigor, Transparency & Replicability

2:15- 2:30pm Coffee/networking break

2:30 – 3:05p Philip Massey, Drexel University, Voice matters: Recognizing the role of narratives on social media to address emerging health challenges

3:05p- 3:40pm  Christopher Carroll, MD, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Defining Digital Health Footprints of Asthma Stakeholders on Twitter

3:40p – 4:15pm – Panel Discussion: Methodological Challenges in Social Media Research. Panelists: Sherry Emery, PhD, Philip Massey, PhD, and Michael Amato, PhD) Moderated by Molly Waring, PhD UConn

4:15-4:30pm – Closing Remarks – Molly Waring, PhD, UConn

4:30-6:00pm – Poster and Wine Networking Reception