In the spirit of public Q&A, I’m posting my answers to a good question: Do you know of a research team currently studying mobile peer support in the context of behavior change?
Public Q&A: Is there data to help a public health campaign reach 12-17 year-olds?
Here’s a data request I can’t fulfill, so I’m sharing it in the hopes that our community may provide some help: We are going to do a general market campaign targeting at-risk youth and youth who have already experimented but don’t consider themselves [tobacco] users or smokers. We are also doing campaigns targeting multicultural youth, […]
Public Q&A: How should a clinician measure patients’ use of online health resources?
Here’s a question I received recently from a clinician I met at a conference. He had expressed interest in the Pew Research Center’s health and technology surveys and was now following up: We are in the process of revising our patient forms and this may be a good time to add 1-2 questions that might […]
Public Q&A: How should a youth-focused sexual health clinic incorporate social media and SMS into their work?
Continuing my series of public Q&A sessions, I’ll share the following: We are working on an innovation concept paper to a local foundation and would like to explore how to better use social media and SMS at youth-focused sexual health clinic. We need to be able clearly articulate the benefits of social media and SMS […]
Public Q&A: How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?
Rebecka Sexton of the Center For Innovation at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, emailed a great question and I’d like to share it more widely: We are working on a project here at Carilion on chronic diseases related to Population Health Management related to COPD. I am specifically working on the education component from […]
Public service researcher
I think of myself as a public service researcher. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the California HealthCare Foundation provide the funds for the work I do and, in turn, I do everything I can to inject the findings into the public conversation: publish reports and data sets online, for free; talk to reporters and bloggers […]