Social Networks and Health: How Facebook Can Save Your Life

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Social Networks are become more important in our understanding of health and related behaviors. Recently social network researchers have examined how obesity (and happiness) can travel through a social network. The growth of connections to social networks through communication portals such as Facebook and Twitter allows for flow of information between individuals that can lead to a healthier and a more knowledgeable population. This talk will help examine and explain how social network technology can be beneficial from a health perspective.

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Social Networks and Health: How Facebook Can Save Your Life

  1. 1. Social Networks and Health: How Facebook Can Save Your Life Ernesto Ramirez, M.S. University of California, San Diego Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems
  2. 2. What do you guys think about universal healthcare? Universal healthcare? More like universal who-cares! Social Networks: Why do we care? Social Networks and Health
  3. 3. Why we Share: The Collective The Human Super Organism Social Networks and Health
  4. 4. Networks: Me, You, and Everyone We Know Your Friend’s Friend’s Friends Your Friend’s Friends Your Friends Social Networks and Health
  5. 5. Network Functions Integration Social Networks and Health
  6. 6. Network Functions Regulation Social Networks and Health
  7. 7. Social Networks and Health The Spread of Obesity Social Networks and Health
  8. 8. Social Networks and Health Social Networks and Health
  9. 9. Networks of the Past Social Networks and Health
  10. 10. The New Network Paradigm Always On Social Networks and Health
  11. 11. The New Network Paradigm Always Connected Social Networks and Health
  12. 12. or: How I learned to stop worrying and love social networks Social Networks and Health
  13. 13. Information Sharing Social Networks and Health
  14. 14. Examples in Action Chronic Health Conditions Social Networks and Health
  15. 15. Examples in Action Infectious Disease Epidemics Social Networks and Health
  16. 16. 1. Contact How to Save 2. Connect Your Life 3. Cultivate Social Networks and Health
  17. 17. 4. COMMUNICATE Ask Listen Contribute Social Networks and Health
  18. 18. You Can't Pick Your Parents Social Networks and Health
  19. 19. You Can Pick Your Friends* Social Networks and Health
  20. 20. Ernesto Ramirez, M.S. erramirez@ucsd.com www.cwphs.ucsd.edu (858) 534-9310 @e_ramirez Thank You Social Networks and Health

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