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ACTRI-Supported Ethics Forum–Social Media Research: Public Health vs. Privacy

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Information from some of the largest online communities, such as Facebook and Twitter are public domain. Specific information can be retrieved to access trends in human behavior, including important health issues such as substance abuse behavior. The manner in which the data is collected, analyzed, and published present many ethical concerns. Could access to certain treatments be denied due to what we share on public sites? How can anonymity be guaranteed when the research is published?


Tim K. Mackey, MAS, PhD
Director, Global Health Policy Institute
Associate Director, Joint Masters Program in Health Policy and Law
Associate Professor, UC San Diego, School of Medicine


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Fleet Science Center
Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

This is a FREE event. Advanced registration is required.

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Supported by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology at UC San Diego and ACTRI.