When the organizers of a National Cancer Institute workshop on social media and clinical trials invited me to speak, they said: We have an ethical obligation to understand social media. Social media is not just trendy. It’s a tool, an opportunity to act in an ethical way, not only to increase recruitment but to help […]
Over the next two days, I’ll be part of a group convened by Eleonore Pauwels and Todd Kuiken to discuss barriers to citizen-driven biomedical research. If you are intrigued, read the report, “The Rise of the New Bio-citizen,” which lays out how people “are pursuing a range of activities from analyses of genomic data for […]
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will kick off their annual meeting on Tuesday, October 31. I will moderate the first panel, “Access to Results That Matter,” and, as I like to do, I’m starting the conversation early online. Here’s the session description: Traditional health research often does not provide the answers to patients’ questions […]
Quantified Self Public Health is back! 150+ health geeks of many stripes will gather on Thursday, May 14, in San Diego to discuss how access to personal data could benefit individuals and society. It is an invite-only meeting (sorry!) but filled with voracious documentarians like Joyce Lee (read her Storify from last year) and, well, me (read […]
If you crave inspiration, tune in to the Robert Wood Johnson’s Pioneering Ideas podcast by subscribing to the iTunes feed or listening on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rwjf-podcasts/final-cut-episode-8/s-q4foj
I have a new post up on Medium, illustrated with this gem from a 2012 post: An excerpt: We can’t let misinformation—or worse—go by without comment. I think it’s time for more people to speak up in health care. More pediatricians should express their measles outrage. More people should chronicle the reality of living with chronic conditions.