About This Blog

Hello! On this blog, I explore the creative convergence of digital communications including social media and science to promote health among diverse communities and prevent disease.

Primarily, I am interested in two questions: How digital communication and media are changing science, and how they can be used to support researchers, advance academia, and improve health. I use this blog as a learning tool. I share interviews with peers, related research and perspectives, and digital strategy how-to tips. Writing about these topics helps me to clarify and sharpen my thinking and understanding of the rapidly evolving digital world.

I am also the founder and director of the Digital Scholar Program at the University of Southern California. The program highlights the potential and limitations of digital approaches and tools that can help health researchers enhance their work. I regularly share related resources and announcements.

I have worked as a scientist, science writer, and editor in Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S. In 2009, I joined the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where I led online communications and social media. Since Feb 2013, I am Director of Digital Innovation and Communications at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Southern California (USC). I am also Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

I look forward to your perspectives and comments! Guest blog posts are very welcome as well as ideas/requests for new posts.

You can also find me on LinkedIn | Twitter

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2 comments on “About This Blog

  1. Hello,
    I recently published an article in the Huffington Post about how Social Media has helped me with my anxiety, and how I feel that there are a lot of benefits of using social media. I thought the article might be of some interest to you, so I’ve decided to send it your way. Feedback would be greatly appreciated. Why Social Media Should Get More Respect – http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emma-campbell1/why-social-media-should-g_b_11803556.html

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