Seymour Organizes Discussion of Social Media and Global Health

Dr. Brittany Seymour
Dr. Brittany Seymour

Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH, an HSDM instructor in oral health policy and epidemiology and inaugural fellow of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), recently organized the University-wide program “An Informal Discussion: New Knowledge at the Interface of Social Media and Global Health.” This exploratory discussion drew faculty and scholars representing 10 schools and centers from across the University. Co-sponsored by HGHI and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, the May 1, 2014, event convened leaders from the fields of journalism, public health, education, policy, communication science, media and the Internet, health decision science, dentistry, and medicine. Also participating in the event from HSDM was Jane Barrow, MS, assistant dean for global and community health. Read more about the event.

Seymour and others from HGHI were recently awarded a 2014 President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences grant to launch a new “Global Health & Social Media Fellowship” at HGHI. Learn more about the fellowship.

Also, check out Seymour's guest blog on the American Public Health Association's International Health section.