Use of Social Media for COVID-19 Communication and Miscommunication: What You Can Do

September 22, 12:00pm, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT

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Mark Twain said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” which captures the state of social media today. In this webinar, we'll look at why people are accessing health information and updates on COVID-19 on social media, and why social media is loaded with misinformation, conspiracy theories, and politicized posts. Join us to learn best practices you can use to reach people with timely, relevant, and credible information about COVID-19. You will learn how to promote useful information about COVID-19 on social media, and how to neutralize misinformation.


Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM is an associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her teaching and research center on understanding how patients use digital health technologoes for education, support, and self-management. Lisa is the founder of RecycleHealth, a non-profit that collects fitness trackers to donate to underserved populations. She serves on the FDA’s General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel. Lisa has a PhD in computer science from Harvard University.


Jesse Greenfield, MPH is a recent graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine’s Public Health and Professional Degree Program. Her MPH concentration was in health communication and behavioral sciences. Jesse’s work explores communication as a liberatory practice by making health information more accessible and understandable to the public.


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