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Measuring the Burden of Infodemics: Summary of the Methods and Results of the Fifth WHO Infodemic Management Conference

Measuring the Burden of Infodemics: Summary of the Methods and Results of the Fifth WHO Infodemic Management Conference

Measuring the Burden of Infodemics: Summary of the Methods and Results of the Fifth WHO Infodemic Management Conference

Authors of this article:

Elisabeth Wilhelm 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Isabella Ballalai 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Marie-Eve Belanger 3 Author Orcid Image ;   Peter Benjamin 4 Author Orcid Image ;   Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis 5 Author Orcid Image ;   Supriya Bezbaruah 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Sylvie Briand 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Ian Brooks 7 Author Orcid Image ;   Richard Bruns 8 Author Orcid Image ;   Lucie M Bucci 9 Author Orcid Image ;   Neville Calleja 10 Author Orcid Image ;   Howard Chiou 1, 11 Author Orcid Image ;   Abhinav Devaria 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Lorena Dini 13 Author Orcid Image ;   Hyjel D'Souza 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Adam G Dunn 14 Author Orcid Image ;   Johannes C Eichstaedt 15, 16 Author Orcid Image ;   Silvia M A A Evers 17 Author Orcid Image ;   Nina Gobat 18 Author Orcid Image ;   Mika Gissler 19 Author Orcid Image ;   Ian Christian Gonzales 20 Author Orcid Image ;   Anatoliy Gruzd 21 Author Orcid Image ;   Sarah Hess 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Atsuyoshi Ishizumi 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Oommen John 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Ashish Joshi 22 Author Orcid Image ;   Benjamin Kaluza 23 Author Orcid Image ;   Nagwa Khamis 24 Author Orcid Image ;   Monika Kosinska 25 Author Orcid Image ;   Shibani Kulkarni 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Dimitra Lingri 26 Author Orcid Image ;   Ramona Ludolph 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Tim Mackey 27 Author Orcid Image ;   Stefan Mandić-Rajčević 28 Author Orcid Image ;   Filippo Menczer 29 Author Orcid Image ;   Vijaybabu Mudaliar 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Shruti Murthy 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Syed Nazakat 30 Author Orcid Image ;   Tim Nguyen 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Jennifer Nilsen 31 Author Orcid Image ;   Elena Pallari 32 Author Orcid Image ;   Natalia Pasternak Taschner 33, 34 Author Orcid Image ;   Elena Petelos 35, 36 Author Orcid Image ;   Mitchell J Prinstein 37, 38 Author Orcid Image ;   Jon Roozenbeek 39 Author Orcid Image ;   Anton Schneider 40 Author Orcid Image ;   Varadharajan Srinivasan 12 Author Orcid Image ;   Aleksandar Stevanović 28 Author Orcid Image ;   Brigitte Strahwald 41 Author Orcid Image ;   Shabbir Syed Abdul 12, 42 Author Orcid Image ;   Sandra Varaidzo Machiri 43 Author Orcid Image ;   Sander van der Linden 39 Author Orcid Image ;   Christopher Voegeli 44 Author Orcid Image ;   Claire Wardle 45 Author Orcid Image ;   Odette Wegwarth 46 Author Orcid Image ;   Becky K White 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Estelle Willie 47 Author Orcid Image ;   Brian Yau 6 Author Orcid Image ;   Tina D Purnat 6 Author Orcid Image

Elisabeth Wilhelm   1 * , MA ;   Isabella Ballalai   2 * , MD ;   Marie-Eve Belanger   3 * , PhD ;   Peter Benjamin   4 * , MPH, MD ;   Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis   5 * , DVM ;   Supriya Bezbaruah   6 * , PhD ;   Sylvie Briand   6 * , MD, PhD ;   Ian Brooks   7 * , PhD ;   Richard Bruns   8 * , PhD ;   Lucie M Bucci   9 * , MA ;   Neville Calleja   10 * , MD, PhD ;   Howard Chiou   1, 11 * , MD, PhD ;   Abhinav Devaria   12 * , MS ;   Lorena Dini   13 * , MScIH, PhD ;   Hyjel D'Souza   12 * , BSc ;   Adam G Dunn   14 * , PhD ;   Johannes C Eichstaedt   15, 16 * , PhD ;   Silvia M A A Evers   17 * , LLM, PhD ;   Nina Gobat   18 * , PhD ;   Mika Gissler   19 * , MSocSci, DrPhil ;   Ian Christian Gonzales   20 * , MD ;   Anatoliy Gruzd   21 * , PhD ;   Sarah Hess   6 * , MPH ;   Atsuyoshi Ishizumi   6 * , MSc ;   Oommen John   12 * , MD, PhD ;   Ashish Joshi   22 * , MBBS, MPH, PhD ;   Benjamin Kaluza   23 * , PhD ;   Nagwa Khamis   24 * , MD ;   Monika Kosinska   25 * , MA ;   Shibani Kulkarni   1 * , MPH, PhD ;   Dimitra Lingri   26 * , LLM ;   Ramona Ludolph   6 * , MPH, PhD ;   Tim Mackey   27 * , MAS, PhD ;   Stefan Mandić-Rajčević   28 * , MD, PhD ;   Filippo Menczer   29 * , PhD ;   Vijaybabu Mudaliar   12 * , BPharma, PGDCRM, MS ;   Shruti Murthy   12 * , BDS, MPH, PhD ;   Syed Nazakat   30 * , MA ;   Tim Nguyen   6 * , MS ;   Jennifer Nilsen   31 * , MPP ;   Elena Pallari   32 * , PhD ;   Natalia Pasternak Taschner   33, 34 * , PhD ;   Elena Petelos   35, 36 * , MPH, PhD ;   Mitchell J Prinstein   37, 38 * , PhD ;   Jon Roozenbeek   39 * , PhD ;   Anton Schneider   40 * , AB ;   Varadharajan Srinivasan   12 * , MPhil ;   Aleksandar Stevanović   28 * , MD ;   Brigitte Strahwald   41 * , MSc, Mmel ;   Shabbir Syed Abdul   12, 42 * , PhD ;   Sandra Varaidzo Machiri   43 * , MPH ;   Sander van der Linden   39 * , PhD ;   Christopher Voegeli   44 * , MPH, PhD ;   Claire Wardle   45 * , PhD ;   Odette Wegwarth   46 * , PhD ;   Becky K White   6 * , PhD ;   Estelle Willie   47 * , MPH ;   Brian Yau   6 * , BSc ;   Tina D Purnat   6 * , MSc

1 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States

2 Brazilian Inmunization Society, São Paulo-SP, Brazil

3 Department of Political Science and International Relations, Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

4 HealthEnabled, Cape Town, South Africa

5 Olylo, Paris, France

6 Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

7 Center for Health Informatics, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, United States

8 Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore, MD, United States

9 Immunize Canada, Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada

10 Directorate for Health Information and Research, Ministry for Health, Valletta, Malta

11 US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Rockville, MD, United States

12 The George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi, India

13 Working Group Health Policy and Systems Research and Innovation, Institute for General Practice, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

14 Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

15 Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

16 Institute for Human-Centered AI, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

17 Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

18 Department of Country Readiness Strengthening, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

19 Department of Knowledge Brokers, THL Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

20 Field Epidemiology Training Program, Epidemiology Bureau, Department of Health, Manila, Philippines

21 Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, Canada

22 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, New York, NY, United States

23 Department Technological Analysis and Strategic Planning, Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT, Euskirchen, Germany

24 Infection Prevention and Control Department, Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt-57357, Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

25 Department of Social Determinants, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

26 European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network, Aristotle Universtity of Thessaloniki, Brussels, Belgium

27 Global Health Program, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, CA, United States

28 Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, RS

29 Observatory on Social Media, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States

30 DataLEADS (Health Analytics Asia), New Delhi, India

31 Technology and Social Change Project, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States

32 Health Innovation Network, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom

33 Center of Science and Society, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States

34 Instituto Questão de Ciência, São Paulo, Brazil

35 Department of Health Services Research, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

36 Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

37 American Psychological Association, Washington DC, DC, United States

38 Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

39 Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

40 Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Disease, United States Agency for International Development, Washington DC, DC, United States

41 Pettenkofer School of Public Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany

42 Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

43 African Field Epidemiology Network, Harare, Zimbabwe

44 Office of the Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States

45 Information Futures Lab, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States

46 Heisenberg Chair for Medical Risk Literacy & Evidence-Based Decisions, Charite – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

47 Communications, Policy, Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY, United States

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Tina D Purnat, MSc
  • Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention
  • World Health Organization
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  • Email: purnatt@who.int