I was honored to present a Pediatric Grand Rounds today for the UF College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. My talk was titled, “Pediatrics 2.0: Digital Health Promotion for Behavior Change” and it explored youth new media trends and digital applications for pediatric health promotion interventions. Great questions and discussion followed. I hope that many [...]
DHCX 2012 was an enormous success! More than 200 registered participants heard world-class speakers present brilliant insights and science and also offered profound inspiration for our work. We also enjoyed world-class facilities, food, and fun with great entertainment to compliment our learning. Plans are already underway for DHCX 2013 and registration, hotel reservations, and the [...]
I am proud to announce the creation of my new consulting and communication company, Digital Health Impact, Inc. We intend to revolutionize health by integrating the reach and ubiquity of new media with the theory and science of health communication and marketing. We work with governmental, academic, non-profit, and for-profit clients to harness the power [...]
I live in a town in “North-Central Florida” called Gainesville, which is home to the University of Florida. Gainesville is the hometown to a number of famous people including Bo Diddley, Darrell Hammond, and Michael Connelly (according to Wikipedia). It is also the hometown to a lesser-known but far wealthier celebrity, Craig Silverstein, Google’s chief [...]
The recent launch of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 2009 Flu Prevention Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest reminded us how important a role health and risk communications play in responding to outbreaks and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. For those who haven’t heard about the PSA contest, HHS has invited the public [...]
The most important platform in the world for collecting and delivering targeted and tailored health information during the first half of the 21st Century will be mobile phones. Mobile phones and integrated wireless devices will revolutionize the practice of public health and touch billions of lives around the world.