Online Program

Communicating Public Health Histories' Lessons in the Cyber age

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Emily Harrison, MSc, Department of History of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
A variety of communication modalities have emerged as part and parcel of the cyber age. Students, social media, and access to information interact to affect both traditional views of the role of history as well as to further influence the public's public health literacy. This is particularly important to the current and future generations growing up in this cyber age. A critical view of both challenges and opportunities is presented.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the view of public health history as an academic study in the current context. Explain the impression of public health in contemporary culture from the view of a current doctoral student. Indicate some of the challenges and opportunities for the continued study of and communication of public health history as essential to furthering the field of public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a panel member I will bring my current research experience to address historic and contemporary themes of public health as I am actively working on my doctoral dissertation focused on public health history. I hold an MSc degree in Public Health and can bring the perspective of current student experience engaged in the discourse on public health history and public health literacy needs in the cyber age.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.