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Using Social Media and eHealth to Address Health Disparities: Promises and Perils
November 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The National Cancer Institute is hosting a seminar at 1 p.m. on November 9 that will feature Rutgers faculty member Yonaira M. Rivera, School of Communication and Information and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, as a guest speaker. The seminar is part of the institute’s Research in Understudied Populations and Cancer Disparities series.
“Using Social Media and eHealth to Address Health Disparities: Promises and Perils”
Wen-Ying Sylvia Cho Program Director
National Cancer Institute
Ken Resnicow Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education University of Michigan School of Public Health Yonaira M. Rivera Assistant Professor of Communication
Rutgers School of Communication and Information
Associate Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Member, Center for Cancer Health Equity
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Resnicow’s presentation will address how advances in both cultural tailoring and technology can be used to achieve equity in cancer control interventions. Rivera’s presentation will discuss ongoing interventions and overall data on social media use aimed to reduce health disparities among Latino/a/x communities. It will also reflect on needed shifts in platform algorithms, data access, and analytic foci to ensure that cancer/health-related disparities are not exacerbated but rather reduced by the growth of social media and digital footprints.
The Research in Understudied Populations and Cancer Disparities webinar series is designed to highlight research on both understudied populations and disparities associated with outcomes across the cancer control spectrum. Invited speakers discuss the current state of the science, innovative approaches (e.g., study design and technologies), gaps in current scientific knowledge or resources, and challenges and opportunities in the field. The webinars are hosted by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.