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Q3 is on audience building! An issue especially for those just starting out. At first you feel like nobody is listening! #behavioralmedchat
A3. When starting off you want to follow like-minded people and they will often follow you back. That’s when conversations can happen. Make a goal of finding 5-10 new people each day. #behavioralmedchat
A3. Your content builds audience too. If your content is of interest to your audience, they will retweet it and expose it and you to a wider audience. This brings new followers. #behavioralmedchat
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Q2. Content is key in #SoMe! Where do you find it? How do you keep up a daily content feed? #behavioralmedchat
A2. I post what I read. I don’t go out looking just for something to post. I also don’t post everything I read---I will post it if it seems like others could be interested or if I want to save it for later or both! #behavioralmedchat
A2. I try to keep the emotional valence of my content balanced, so if I’ve been hammering away at an issue that is a problem, I try to be mindful of that and be sure to also shine a light on things that are super cool and exciting. #behavioralmedchat
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Q1 for #behavioralmedchat. Why social media???
A1. Because that is where advocacy occurs. Find me an org that does advocacy well but is not on social media. If you want to have an impact on an issue, you have to use the channels by which people get information and communicate. #behavioralmedchat
A1. Social media, Twitter especially, is a great way to get a message to a larger audience. Very little research in scientific journals reaches a large audience. #behavioralmedchat
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A5: Final question is about incentives/disincentives for academics to engage with the community, patients, public... #behavioralmedchat
A5: I believe there are incentives. Tenure and promotion packages require a statement of impact. That statement is more compelling if it extends outside the bounds of citations and journal impact factors. #behavioralmedchat
A5: University leadership should send the message that public engagement is valued and provide opportunities for faculty to learn how to engage the public. Faculty tend to be responsive to the mission of leadership. If leadership is silent, well... #behavioralmedchat
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Q4 is about how academics can engage stakeholders and other sectors to help in addressing #SDOT. #behavioralmedchat
A4: I would love to see more partnerships with the tech industry when it comes to #SDOT. There is so much potential for creative solutions. For ex, I love the work of Kaizen Health in tackling healthcare transportation issues. #behavioralmedchat
A4: Academics can bring these groups together at conferences to discuss partnerships and intersections. We are hoping to do this at #sbm2019. Hope to see you there in March in DC #behavioralmedchat
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Q3 is about how can we bring the community and patients into our conferences. Looking forward to your ideas as @ehekler and I plan #sbm2019 #behavioralmedchat
A3: When we invite folks from outside academia to a conference we need to make sure the experience is of value for them. We need to find out first what they would like to get out of the experience. #behavioralmedchat
A3: This interesting study found that when patients are engaged in the social media discussions in conferences they increase information flow, expand propagation of information, and deepen engagement (more so than physicians). #behavioralmedchat…
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Here is the first question (Q1) in our #behavioralmedchat on #SDOT.
A1: I study behavioral health promotion interventions, and in this space, I do not see enough addressing of issues like racism, mass incarceration, unemployment, insurance coverage, and housing. #behavioralmedchat
A1: I think we need to examine the role of social determinants of health when it comes to research participation as well. Are we engaging the audiences we need to hear from most in our research? This is my biggest worry for the @allofusresearch initiative. #behavioralmedchat
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