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 and insights so people can make better decisions.
In practice, I am a health and technology researcher and trend spotter. My findings have 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.
I’m currently serving as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after 14 years at the Pew Research Center, where I directed the health and technology portfolio. I’m also an advisor to Iodine.
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 — note the middle initial R, please).
If you are looking for a more formal bio, here’s my LinkedIn profile.
If you’d like me to speak at your event, please contact the BrightSight Group.
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!
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