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Dr. Mark Hart publishes research on how public health professionals use Twitter
- Dr. Hart is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He also serves as the Director of Online Learning for the college and the MPH Coordinator for Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- In his two-part series on Twitter and public health, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance, Dr. Hart examined public health professionals’ Twitter behavior by surveying the professionals and analyzing their tweets’ content.
- Dr. Hart found that public health professionals use Twitter for networking and professional development in various ways, including continuing education, connecting and collaborating with colleagues, conducting informal research, and crowdsourcing ideas for work. Dr. Hart also found that public health professionals frequently post public health-related tweets from their personal accounts.
- Read more – Twitter and public health Part 1, Part 2