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The Certificate in Digital Health Communication at Tufts University School of Medicine

The digital home has arrived and homeowners can remotely monitor their home’s temperature and security; is there an equivalent for fitness and weight loss? By now we’ve all heard about the quantified self. In Mobile Health Design, one of the courses offered at Tufts University School of Medicine that is available through the Digital Health Communication certificate program or through the Summer Institute, Sandra Rosenbluth designed a smart mirror to track a person’s changing shape and bypass scales.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 2.47.50 PMThe Certificate in Digital Health Communication at Tufts University School of Medicine covers health communication through a digital lens.  Students learn how to create targeted health communication messaging and full campaigns using the web, social media, and mobile technologies, as well as analyzing and learning from other campaigns (e.g., why the #ALSIceBucketChallenge went viral). Designed for working professionals, the certificate program can be completed on a part-time basis in one year with one week in Boston in July and all other courses offered online in the evening using WebEx. Graduate level courses include Social Media and Health, Health Literacy, Mobile Health Design, and more:

If a single course is of interest, the Summer Institute offers three courses:

  • Mobile Health Design (online), May 20 – June 17, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST, Course Directors: Bradley Moore, MPH and Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM. Mobile Health Design is an online course that examines the theoretical frameworks, best practices, and tools for designing mobile devices and apps for health.
  • Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 8 – 12, 2015, Course Director: Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, MEd. This one-week Institute is designed for professionals working in the field and students interested in improving health literacy in the United States and around the globe.
  • Digital Strategies for Health Communication, July 19 – July 24, 2015, Course Director: Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM. This one-week course covers how to develop and implement a digital strategy to drive a health organization’s online presence, specifically the processes for selecting, using, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of web, social media, and mobile technologies.

Learn more at 

Certificate in Digital Health Communication

7th Tufts Summer Institute on Digital Strategies for Health Communication offered July 19-24, 2015

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