Social Media Monitoring and Surveillance for Vector Borne Diseases

Project Summary

  
Funding Source:
Pima County Health Department
  
Funding Amount:
$50,000
  
Principal Investigators:
Dr. Sudha Ram

This is a research project for developing a strategy and infrastructure to use social media to monitor topics for the purpose of public health surveillance in Pima County, Arizona.

These include influenza, vector borne disease, and heat related illness.

The research will in collaboration with the Pima County Health Department and it will develop and implement strategies to accomplish the following:

  1. Track and monitor social media for key public health topics
  2. Elicit public feedback and reporting on topics of public health relevance
  3. Measure the impact and reach of social media campaigns

 

Photo of finger selecting social media icons courtesy Pixabay.