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Communication Strategies for Health Services Researchers

Using Social Media Effectively

by Ryann Engle, MPH ; Gemmae Fix, PhD ; Ranak Trivedi, PhD
Seminar date: 12/17/2018

Description: We are lucky to have TWO presentations on this theme. Ranak Trivedi of Ci2i: Social media is being increasingly used to connect with scientists and to disseminate scientific findings. The advantages include early and widespread dissemination, especially to lay persons or to a broader scientific community. In this talk, Dr. Trivedi will review common strategies to improve social connectivity, and review possible pitfalls. Gemmae Fix and Ryann Engle of CHOIR: Research dissemination has traditionally been unidirectional and focused on publishing in peer reviewed journals. More recently, there has been a movement toward broader communication strategies, concomitant with a rise in social media. Presenters will briefly review a range of ways to disseminate research, and focus on opportunities and challenges communicating via social media including Twitter and visual abstracts.

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