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Brittany Seymour

Brittany Seymour is an Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a research focus in interdisciplinary collaborations for health through innovative information dissemination and curriculum development.  She was the Inaugural Harvard Global Health Institute Fellow, where she launched the Harvard Health and Media collaborative and the Social Media and Health Fellowship program for students; fellows have worked on projects in the US, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa.

Her work has explored digital communication around water fluoridation, childhood vaccinations, the Ebola epidemic with fellow Berkman colleagues, and adolescent HIV/AIDS.  As a Berkman Fellow this year, she will explore online health information/misinformation and patient behaviors in the context of networked media theory and social network analysis. Her long term goals are to develop communication bundling strategies for whole health promotion and prevention.


Publications

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives

Youth and Media is pleased to announce the publication of "Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives," a series of short essays written by friends and colleagues that… More


Events

May 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Disneyland, measles, and parents’ choice not to vaccinate

A conversation with CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Dr. Brittany Seymour

In 2014, the US experienced the largest measles outbreak in nearly a generation, with many cases linked to unvaccinated Disneyland visitors. Misinformation online about vaccines… More

May 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Applying network science for public health: Toward 'social' communication strategies

with Berkman Fellow, Brittany Seymour

How can we employ network science to develop social communication strategies for public health that build on the strengths and opportunities provided by today's Internet? More