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Nat Gyenes is researcher and writer focusing on the intersection of health and technology. She explores the way that the health information we encounter online impacts disease distribution, and the role that epidemics - and digital misinfodemics - have in changing cultures, traditions and societies.

Nat works with Hacks/Hackers, Credibility Coalition and Meedan on health claims, misinformation and credibility topics, is producing Misinfocon London and CredCon 2018, and collaborates with Berkman Klein and MIT Media Lab colleagues on the Media Cloud project.

She is a health and human rights guest lecturer with the Harvard School of Public Health, has given talks at Switchpoint, Create Good, the Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference, Digital Health @ Harvard and RightsCon, and has facilitated health and digital media workshops for the Ford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


The Atlantic
Aug 30, 2018

How Misinfodemics Spread Disease

In this piece for The Atlantic, Natalie Gyenes and An Xiao Mina write, "Researchers are finding more and more that online misinformation fuels the spread of diseases such as tooth…


NBC News

Coronavirus misinformation surges, fueled by clout chasers

Joan Donovan and Natalie Gyenes spoke to NBC News about the coronavirus and misinformation

Jan 30, 2020

Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year.

Here’s what went most viral.

The most common concerns among health professionals when it comes to misinformation online is compliance with health treatments or prevention efforts.

Dec 29, 2019
NBC News

Authorities can be swayed by online health misinformation

A Kansas case shows how misinformation can sway authorities

Jun 14, 2019
Harvard Public Health

Fighting Misinfodemics

How online misinformation can fuel epidemics such as Ebola virus disease and measles

May 30, 2019


Mar 14, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

An Introduction to Media Cloud

Mapping the attention and influence of news

The recent US election, and related conversations about misinformation, have brought questions about media influence to the forefront of internet research and communications…