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Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab
We foster innovative, multidisciplinary research projects that explore how new communication channels can enhance our ability to understand and improve the health and health care of patients and populations.

Latest highlights from the Social Media and Health Innovation Lab

 


Watch Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price talk about her work with underserved populations as part of TEDMED Great Challenges: Health Zones: Tackling health disparities, one zip code at a time. (March 2014)

 


Read The Philadelphia Inquirer's coverage of Emily Kramer-Golinkoff's social media advocacy efforts. (February 2014)

 


Read Dr. Charlene Wong's reflections on the promise of social media in patient care. (February 2014)

 


Watch Dr. Raina Merchant talk about her work on crowdsourcing as part of TEDMED Great Challenges: X = ∞: The Potential of New Crowdsourcing Research Platforms. (February 2014)

 


The Defibrillator Design Challenge was recently featured on 6 ABC Action News and the PECO Building (2301 Market Street, Philadelphia).

The contest runs until April 6, 2014. Be sure to visit the web site to submit and vote for entries!

Photos from our launch event at 30th Street Station can be viewed here. (February 2014)


The first Social Media and Health Innovation Lab retreat was a great success! Click here to view photos from the event. (January 2014)