Published on in Vol 1, No 1 (2021): Jan-Dec

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/30979, first published .
A Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics: Methods and Results of the First WHO Infodemiology Conference

A Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics: Methods and Results of the First WHO Infodemiology Conference

A Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics: Methods and Results of the First WHO Infodemiology Conference

Authors of this article:

Neville Calleja 1 Author Orcid Image ;   AbdelHalim AbdAllah 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Neetu Abad 3 Author Orcid Image ;   Naglaa Ahmed 4 Author Orcid Image ;   Dolores Albarracin 5 Author Orcid Image ;   Elena Altieri 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Julienne N Anoko 7 Author Orcid Image ;   Ruben Arcos 8 Author Orcid Image ;   Arina Anis Azlan 9 Author Orcid Image ;   Judit Bayer 10, 11 Author Orcid Image ;   Anja Bechmann 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Supriya Bezbaruah 13 Author Orcid Image ;   Sylvie C Briand 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Ian Brooks 15 Author Orcid Image ;   Lucie M Bucci 16 Author Orcid Image ;   Stefano Burzo 17 Author Orcid Image ;   Christine Czerniak 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Manlio De Domenico 18 Author Orcid Image ;   Adam G Dunn 19 Author Orcid Image ;   Ullrich K H Ecker 20 Author Orcid Image ;   Laura Espinosa 21 Author Orcid Image ;   Camille Francois 22 Author Orcid Image ;   Kacper Gradon 23 Author Orcid Image ;   Anatoliy Gruzd 24 Author Orcid Image ;   Beste Sultan Gülgün 25 Author Orcid Image ;   Rustam Haydarov 26 Author Orcid Image ;   Cherstyn Hurley 27 Author Orcid Image ;   Santi Indra Astuti 28 Author Orcid Image ;   Atsuyoshi Ishizumi 3, 29 Author Orcid Image ;   Neil Johnson 30 Author Orcid Image ;   Dylan Johnson Restrepo 30 Author Orcid Image ;   Masato Kajimoto 31 Author Orcid Image ;   Aybüke Koyuncu 3 Author Orcid Image ;   Shibani Kulkarni 3, 29 Author Orcid Image ;   Jaya Lamichhane 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Rosamund Lewis 32 Author Orcid Image ;   Avichal Mahajan 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Ahmed Mandil 4 Author Orcid Image ;   Erin McAweeney 22 Author Orcid Image ;   Melanie Messer 33 Author Orcid Image ;   Wesley Moy 34 Author Orcid Image ;   Patricia Ndumbi Ngamala 35 Author Orcid Image ;   Tim Nguyen 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Mark Nunn 36 Author Orcid Image ;   Saad B Omer 37 Author Orcid Image ;   Claudia Pagliari 38 Author Orcid Image ;   Palak Patel 3, 29 Author Orcid Image ;   Lynette Phuong 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Dimitri Prybylski 3 Author Orcid Image ;   Arash Rashidian 4 Author Orcid Image ;   Emily Rempel 39 Author Orcid Image ;   Sara Rubinelli 40, 41 Author Orcid Image ;   PierLuigi Sacco 42, 43 Author Orcid Image ;   Anton Schneider 44 Author Orcid Image ;   Kai Shu 45 Author Orcid Image ;   Melanie Smith 22 Author Orcid Image ;   Harry Sufehmi 46 Author Orcid Image ;   Viroj Tangcharoensathien 47 Author Orcid Image ;   Robert Terry 48 Author Orcid Image ;   Naveen Thacker 49 Author Orcid Image ;   Tom Trewinnard 50 Author Orcid Image ;   Shannon Turner 51, 52 Author Orcid Image ;   Heidi Tworek 53 Author Orcid Image ;   Saad Uakkas 54 Author Orcid Image ;   Emily Vraga 55 Author Orcid Image ;   Claire Wardle 56 Author Orcid Image ;   Herman Wasserman 57 Author Orcid Image ;   Elisabeth Wilhelm 3 Author Orcid Image ;   Andrea Würz 21 Author Orcid Image ;   Brian Yau 58 Author Orcid Image ;   Lei Zhou 59 Author Orcid Image ;   Tina D Purnat 35 Author Orcid Image
Neville Calleja 1*, MD, PhD;  AbdelHalim AbdAllah 2*, BA;  Neetu Abad 3*, PhD;  Naglaa Ahmed 4*, PhD;  Dolores Albarracin 5*, PhD;  Elena Altieri 6*, MA, MBA;  Julienne N Anoko 7*, PhD, MPH;  Ruben Arcos 8*, PhD;  Arina Anis Azlan 9*, PhD;  Judit Bayer 10, 11*, PhD, Habil;  Anja Bechmann 12*, PhD;  Supriya Bezbaruah 13*, MPH, PhD;  Sylvie C Briand 14*, MD, MPH, PhD;  Ian Brooks 15*, PhD;  Lucie M Bucci 16*, MA;  Stefano Burzo 17*, MA;  Christine Czerniak 14*, PhD;  Manlio De Domenico 18*, PhD;  Adam G Dunn 19*, PhD;  Ullrich K H Ecker 20*, PhD;  Laura Espinosa 21*, MPH, DVM;  Camille Francois 22*, PhD;  Kacper Gradon 23*, PhD, Hab;  Anatoliy Gruzd 24*, PhD;  Beste Sultan Gülgün 25*, MSc;  Rustam Haydarov 26*, MSc;  Cherstyn Hurley 27*, MA;  Santi Indra Astuti 28*, MSi;  Atsuyoshi Ishizumi 3, 29*, MPH, MSc;  Neil Johnson 30*, PhD;  Dylan Johnson Restrepo 30*;  Masato Kajimoto 31*, PhD;  Aybüke Koyuncu 3*, MPH;  Shibani Kulkarni 3, 29*, MPH, PhD;  Jaya Lamichhane 14*, MA, MBA;  Rosamund Lewis 32*, MDCM, MSc;  Avichal Mahajan 14*, PhD;  Ahmed Mandil 4*, MBChB, DrPH;  Erin McAweeney 22*, PhD;  Melanie Messer 33*, MA, RN, DrPH;  Wesley Moy 34*, MBA, MSSI, MSS, PhD;  Patricia Ndumbi Ngamala 35*, PhD;  Tim Nguyen 14*, MSc;  Mark Nunn 36*, MA;  Saad B Omer 37*, MD, PhD;  Claudia Pagliari 38*, PhD;  Palak Patel 3, 29*, MBBS, MPH;  Lynette Phuong 14*, MPH;  Dimitri Prybylski 3*, MPH, PhD;  Arash Rashidian 4*, PhD;  Emily Rempel 39*, MSc, PhD;  Sara Rubinelli 40, 41*, PhD;  PierLuigi Sacco 42, 43*, PhD;  Anton Schneider 44*, BA;  Kai Shu 45*, PhD;  Melanie Smith 22*, PhD;  Harry Sufehmi 46*, MSc;  Viroj Tangcharoensathien 47*, PhD;  Robert Terry 48*, MPhil, PhD;  Naveen Thacker 49*, MD;  Tom Trewinnard 50*, MBA;  Shannon Turner 51, 52*, MSc, PhD;  Heidi Tworek 53*, PhD;  Saad Uakkas 54*, MD;  Emily Vraga 55*, PhD;  Claire Wardle 56*, PhD;  Herman Wasserman 57*, PhD;  Elisabeth Wilhelm 3*, MSc;  Andrea Würz 21*, MA;  Brian Yau 58*, BSc;  Lei Zhou 59*, MD;  Tina D Purnat 35*, MSc

1 Directorate for Health Information & Research, Ministry for Health , Valetta , MT

2 WHO Regional Office for Africa , Brazzaville , CG

3 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, GA, US

4 WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean , Cairo , EG

5 Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US

6 Department of Communications, World Health Organization , Geneva , CH

7 WHO Regional Office for Africa , Dakar , SN

8 Department of Communication Sciences and Sociology, Communication Sciences Faculty, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid , ES

9 Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia , Bangi , MY

10 Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law, University of Münster (WWU) , Münster , DE

11 Department of Communication, Budapest Economics University (BGE) , Budapest , HU

12 DATALAB - Center for Digital Social Research, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Aarhus , DK

13 WHO Regional Office for South East Asia , New Delhi , IN

14 Department of Infectious Hazards Management, Emergency Preparedness Division, World Health Organization, Geneva , CH

15 Center for Health Informatics, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US

16 Immunize Canada, Canadian Public Health Association , Ottawa, ON, CA

17 Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia , Vancouver, BC, CA

18 CoMuNe Lab, Fondazione Bruno Kessler , Povo , IT

19 Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney , AU

20 School of Psychological Science, The University of Western Australia , Perth , AU

21 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control , Stockholm , SE

22 Graphika , New York, NY, US

23 Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London , London , GB

24 Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University , Toronto, ON, CA

25 Ministry of Health , Ankara , TR

26 UNICEF Headquarters , New York, NY, US

27 Immunisation and Countermeasures Department, Public Health England , London , GB

28 The Faculty of Communication Science, Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA) , Bandung , ID

29 Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education , Oak Ridge, TN, US

30 Department of Physics, George Washington University , Washington, DC, US

31 Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong , CN

32 Emergency Preaparedness Division, World Health Organization , Geneva , CH

33 Faculty I, Department of Nursing Science II, Trier University, Trier , DE

34 Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University , Washington, DC, US

35 Department of Digital Health and Innovation, Science Division, World Health Organization, Geneva , CH

36 Independent writer and rapporteur , London , GB

37 Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale University , New Haven, CT, US

38 Usher Institute, Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh , GB

39 British Columbia Centre for Disease Control , Vancouver, BC, CA

40 Swiss Paraplegic Research , Lucerne , CH

41 Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne , Lucerne , CH

42 metaLAB (at) Harvard, Harvard University , Cambridge, MA, US

43 Department of Humanities Studies, Free University of Languages and Communication IULM , Milan , IT

44 Office of Infectious Disease, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC, US

45 Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago, IL, US

46 Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia (MAFINDO) , Jakarta , ID

47 International Health Policy Programme, Ministry of Public Health , Bangkok , TH

48 Science Division, World Health Organization , Geneva , CH

49 Deep Children Hospital and Research Centre , Gandhidham , IN

50 Fathm , London , GB

51 Vaccine Safety Net (VSN) , Geneva , CH

52 Public Health Association of British Columbia , Victoria, BC, CA

53 Department of History, University of British Columbia , Vancouver, BC, CA

54 Faculty of Medicine, Mohamed V University in Rabat , Rabat , MA

55 Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN, US

56 First Draft News , New York, NY, US

57 Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town , Cape Town , ZA

58 Department of Regulation and Prequalification, Access to Medicines and Health Products Division, World Health Organization, Geneva , CH

59 Public Health Emergency Center, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention , Beijing , CN

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Tim Nguyen, MSc
  • Department of Infectious Hazards Management
  • Emergency Preparedness Division
  • World Health Organization
  • Avenue Appia 20
  • Geneva
  • CH
  • Phone: 41 22 791 21 11
  • Email: nguyent@who.int