Social Networks and Research

NDB Co-Director Dr. Kaleb Michaud was invited to speak at the 2013 EULAR meeting on his findings on social media research in arthritis. He went over how patients have access to helpful medical advice and community forums, but also access to medical misinformation and how recruitment of patients for research via some social networks, ie. Facebook, Twitter, has increased a lot over the past few years. He also showed prior and existing research using social networks and how new issues have now developed from it and discussed ways to work on the issues. He ended his talk discussing NDB’s new research using smartphones.