The Social Network Show welcomes Dr. Sean Young and Dorie Clark to the February 21,2014 episode.
Dr. Sean Young, an Assistant Professor from the University of California, Los Angeles has some very interesting research projects that he is working on and talks about them in this episode of The Social Network Show. You will hear him talk about how public health researchers are using social networks/social media to understand people’s health behavior, predict health behaviors and to help people change behaviors that put them at risk for health problems such as HIV infection. Hear Dr. Young talk about analyzing “Big Data” on Twitter; how they are using the social networks to increase HIV testing; how they have developed support groups for those who are tested. Learn more about the “Hope” studies and what the researchers are planning on doing in the future.
Dr. Sean Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Co-Director of the Center for Digital Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (@cdbucla) and a member of UCLA CBAM (Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine). His academic research, teaching, and clinical work are focused on the use of social media and mobile health technologies for predicting and changing health behaviors, domestically and internationally. For over a decade, Dr. Young has studied the use of technologies to address issues related to HIV and drug use prevention and testing behavior in the United States, Peru, and South Africa, among Los Angeles homeless youth, African American and Latino MSM (men who have sex with men), Peruvian MSM, and American and Iranian college undergraduates. Dr. Young was the Primary Investigator of the HOPE UCLA, HOPE Peru, and HOPE Care studies, showing the feasibility of using social media (Facebook) to increase both HIV testing (among HIV negative MSM) and retention in care (among HIV positive MSM). Results from these studies showed that a peer-led social networking HIV prevention intervention increased requests for home-based HIV testing by 24% compared to a control group. He has also studied how big data from real-time social media (e.g., Twitter) can be used as a method for remote monitoring of HIV and substance-related behaviors. Dr. Young is the Conference Chair for the CHIPTS-sponsored Conference on Technologies for HIV Prevention at UCLA and teaches a course at UCLA on using technologies to address global health and poverty issues.
Dr. Young received his PhD in Psychology and MS in Health Services Research from Stanford University where he researched behavioral and health decision making using technologies. You can connect with Dr. Young on LinkedIn.
Dorie Clark returns to the show to continue he discussions on reinventing yourself. The topic today focused on youth and how they can overcome mistakes that they have made online. Hear Dorie talk about turning a negative into a positive; what it means to “re-frame” yourself; what is a “focus group” and “360 interviewing” and how does this help. Hear what she says about danah boyd’s book, It’s Complicated, the social lives of networked teens.
Dorie Clark, is a branding expert, an author, a marketing strategy consultant, an adjunct professor, and a former presidential campaign spokeswoman. She is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Her clients include Google, Fidelity, Microsoft, Yale University, Morgan Stanley and the World Bank. Dorie is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has taught at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and HEC-Paris. She has also guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Dorie has also been published in the Harvard Business Review Guide to Getting the Right Job and the Harvard Business Review Guide to Networking and she has appeared in the media including NPR, BBC and MSNBC.
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