JMIR Infodemiology


Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Director - Healthcare Research & Policy, University of California San Diego - Extension, Director, Global Health Policy Institute

Cynthia Baur, PhD, Professor, Behavioral and Community Health, Endowed Professor and Director of the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, University of Maryland School of Public Health

JMIR Infodemiology (JI) (Editors-in-chief: Tim Ken Mackey and Cynthia Baur) is a new journal (launched in 2021) focusing on determinants and distribution of health information and misinformation on the internet, and its effect on public and individual health; a new scientific discipline that has has been called "Infodemiology" in 2002, and which has been gaining momentum in the COVID-19 related infodemic in 2020, with WHO recognizing this as an important pillar to manage public health emergencies. JMIR Publications is proud to have been spearheading the advancement of this new scientific discipline for the past decade or more, and is now accelerating the development of this new interdisciplinary discipline with the first and only journal devoted to this rapidly evolving field, by bringing together thought leaders in research and policy. Areas of interest include information monitoring (infoveillance, including social listening); ehealth literacy and science literacy; knowledge refinement and quality improvement processes and policies; and the influence of political and commercial interests on effective knowledge translation. 

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