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Social Media for Predicting and Changing Behavioral Health

November 18, 2016

Sean Young, PhD
Associate Professor, Executive Director, University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT)
Department of Family Medicine, UCLA

About the Presenter: Sean D. Young, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine. Trained as a social psychologist, health economist, and social entrepreneur, Dr. Young’s research focuses on two main areas: 1) using social “big data” to monitor and predict public health issues such as HIV, drug addiction, and crime, and 2) designing and testing technologies to address public health and medical issues among at-risk populations, including African Americans, Latinos, and men who have sex with men (MSM). He teaches a course each Spring quarter on how to quickly build low-cost technologies to address global health and poverty-related issues. He designed a technology platform ( being tested among UCLA Health System patients to improve their behavioral and mental health.