I was at a cocktail party, struggling to describe in just a few sentences what I do for a living, when my friend Paul Tarini broke in and said, “You’re an internet geologist. You study the rocks, you don’t judge them.” Exactly. I study patterns in the online landscape and provide data so people can make better decisions.
In practice, I am a health and technology storyteller and trend spotter. My research has been cited in business plans, grant proposals, and publications from JAMA to the Wall Street Journal since the year 2000. And I contribute to debates around the world about how data, social media, and technology can be used to support health. My work is enriched by the people I affectionately call the health geek tribe. I can’t imagine doing the work I do without the help of my community. So thanks for being here!
If you have questions, please leave a comment or send me an email (susannahrfox at gmail dot com).
Please note: I’m happy to hear from people who have questions, ideas, stories, business plans, etc., but I rarely have time to engage in these wonderful “over the transom” inquiries, especially for free. When I do, I post my thoughts as a public Q&A. Check out those posts — and please join in the conversation!
If you are looking for a formal bio and head shot, here’s my Pew Research page.
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