Beth Hoffman, using systems science and social media data


Doctoral student Beth Hoffman (BCHS '19 '23) uses system science methods to analyze social media data related to health topics such as vaping and vaccination. She earned a BSc in Human Biology from Brown University and an MPH at Pitt Public Health. Her master's thesis, which used quantitative, qualitative, and social network analyses to examine anti-vaccine sentiment on Facebook, formed the basis for a first-author publication that was featured by multiple media outlets including CNN, Newsweek, and NBC's WPXI. Hoffman has also served as a research assistant on numerous projects related to media and health at Pitt's Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health.


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