PRISM 2018 Agenda

December 7, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 am:


Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH

9:00 – 9:30 am:

Social Networks and Applications in Research

Damon Centola, PhD

Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

9:30 – 10:00 am:

Combatting Misinformation through Social Media: Anti-vaxx and Cervical Cancer Dialogue

Jingwen Zhang, PhD and Jieyu Ding, MA

Communication in Health and Technology Research Lab, Department of Communiciation in Health and Technology Research Lab

University of California, Davis

10:00 – 10:30 am:

Modeling Disease Dynamics and Planning Interventions using Social Media Information

Rahul Singh, PhD

Professor, Department of Computer Science

San Francisco State University

10:30 – 11:00 am:


11:00 – 12:00 pm:

Rapid Fire Presentations Session #1

Attendees will deliver 5-minute presentations on a research project idea or issue, and get 10 minutes of expert feedback.

Anuja Majmundar, PhD, MBA: Social Bots for Online Public Health Interventions

Christianah Ogunleye: Testing a Peer-Led Social Media Intervention to Improve Interest in Research Careers Among Urban Youth 

Marily Oppezzo, PhD, MS, RDN: Tweet4Wellness: A Social Media Delivered Intervention to Decrease Sedentary Behavior in Women

Melissa Krauss, MPH: Leveraging Social Media for Outreach Efforts

12:00 – 1:00 pm:

Networking Lunch and Poster Session

1:00 – 1:30 pm:

Teens, Social Media Use, and Mental Health: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

Danielle Ramo, PhD and Emma Bruehlman, PhD 


1:30 – 2:15 pm:

Rapid Fire Presentations Session #2

Attendees will deliver 5-minute presentations on a research project idea or issue, and get 10 minutes of expert feedback.

Kelley Rieger, MSN: Real World/Real Time Data from Healthcare Providers' private social media groups: A Facebook Community of Nurses Provides Insights into Nurses' Attitudes and Barriers to Care in the Opioid Epidemic

Tim Mackey, MAS, PhD: Text and Image Machine Learning Approaches to Detect and Classify Digital Drug Dealers on Instagram 

Larissa Maier: Using Social Media to Recruit Participants for the Global Drug Surveys

2:15 – 3:00 pm:

Unconference Hour

A Knowledge Café is an “unconference” or participant-driven session in which the physical conference space will be set up to include large butcher paper sheets and writing utensils on tabletops. Each table will have a “table host”, a member of the organizing committee, who may aid in facilitation as needed. However, participants will drive their own conversation at each table with the goal to forge new collaborations and learn from each other’s diverse expertise. Periodically, participants will rotate tables and the “table host” will debrief new participants on the previous conversation. Due to the disciplinary nature off the PRISM Health Symposium, this participant-driven session will be an innovative way to encourage participation, collaboration, and co-learning.

Facilitated by Michael Deiner, PhD

3:00 – 3:30 pm:


3:30 – 4:15pm:

Strategies for Developing Fruitful Partnerships

With social media platforms and data sources situated in the private sector, how can we collaborate and advance public health?

Vaughn Hester, SM; Kelly Close, MBA; Roni Zeiger, MD 

4:15 – 4:30 pm:


Closing and reflection

Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH