Description: In this seminar, Dr. Conway will present recent work on investigating behavioral health research questions using social media text (Twitter, Reddit) and electronic health record data, concentrating on broad areas of depression and substance abuse. He will also focus on the ethical issues that arise when utilizing social media for behavioral health research.
About the Author: Since earning his PhD from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Computer Science in 2007, Dr. Conway’s research has focused on using informatics methods – particularly natural language processing – to address research questions in population health. His recent work, funded by the NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse and NIH/National Library of Medicine, utilizes social media and clinical notes to investigate both how social media users discuss their substance use (particularly focusing on cannabis, combustible tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery systems) and how clinicians document substance use in the electronic health record.
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