• Fear on the networks: analyzing the 2014 Ebola outbreak 

      D'Agostino, Marcelo; Mejía, Felipe; Brooks, Ian; Marti, Myrna; Novillo-Ortiz, David; de Cosio, Gerardo (‎2017-12)‎
      [‎ABSTRACT]‎. During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, information spread via multiple platforms, including social networks and Internet search engines. This report analyzes Twitter tweets, Facebook posts, and Google trends, as well as several other Internet resources, from March –November 2014. Understanding the types of discussions, social behaviors, feelings expressed, and information shared during the Ebola outbreak can help health organizations improve communication interventions and avert misinformation and panic during health emergencies. In all, ...
    • Infoxicación en salud. La sobrecarga de información sobre salud en la web y el riesgo de que lo importante se haga invisible 

      D'Agostino, Marcelo; Medina Mejía, Felipe; Martí, Myrna; Novillo-Ortiz, David; Hazrum, Flavio; de Cosío, Federico G. (‎2017-09)‎
      Objetivo. Este estudio tiene como objetivos 1)‎ crear conciencia del volumen de información en salud existente en la web de calidad, 2)‎ explorar la percepción de profesionales de la información con relación al uso de fuentes cualificadas en la toma de decisiones en salud, y 3)‎ presentar recomendaciones que permitan fortalecer las capacidades de los trabajadores de la salud y las competencias institucionales relacionadas con la alfabetización digital. Métodos. Se realizó un estudio no experimental descriptivo transversal con una muestra ...
    • Open data and public health 

      D'Agostino, Marcelo; Samuel, Noah O.; Sarol, Maria Janina (‎2018-05)‎
      [‎ABSTRACT]‎. This article provides an overview of the intersection of open data and public health by first defining open government data, public health data, and other key concepts and relevant terminologies. There are differing perceptions on the urgency and importance of the openness of public health data. It has been established that disease outbreaks such as happened during the Ebola and Zika virus epidemics are indicative of the need for countries to develop a framework that will provide guidance for the management of public health data. Such ...