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Tufts Public Health

Lisa Gualtieri

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
​Director, Digital Health Communication Certificate Program Founder, RecycleHealth.com (non-profit) Committee member, General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel, FDA
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Communication, Health Informatics and Analytics

Lisa Gualtieri

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
​Director, Digital Health Communication Certificate Program Founder, RecycleHealth.com (non-profit) Committee member, General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel, FDA
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Communication, Health Informatics and Analytics

Phone ​617-636-0438
Campus: Boston

Education

  • ​PhD, Computer Science, Harvard University
  • ScM, Computer Science, Brown University
  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Research interests

Behavioral Science and Health Communication

Research synopsis

Dr. Gualtieri's research focuses on digital health communication. Recent projects are on:

  • Use of wearable activity trackers in older adults
  • Integration of wearable activity trackers into clinical visits
  • Strategic use of social media for participant recruitment in clinical trials
  • Design of a coherent and effective online presence for health organizations and public health departments
  • Patient use of online communities and social media for social support

Publications

Gualtieri, L, Rosenbluth, S, and Phillips, J. Can a Free Wearable Activity Tracker Change Behavior? The Impact of Trackers on Adults in a Physician-Led Wellness Group. Journal of Medical Internet, Vol 5, No 4 (2016): Oct-Dec.

Torous, J. and Gualtieri, L. (2016). Wearable Devices for Mental Health: Knowns and Unknowns. Psychiatric Times, (33)6, Pp 25-32.

Ressler, PK, Bradshaw, YS, Gualtieri, L, and Chui, KKH. (2012) Communicating the Experience of Chronic Pain and Illness through Blogging, J Med Internet Res 2012;14(5):e143.

Gualtieri, L., Javetski, G., and Corless, H. (2012). The integration of social media into courses: A literature review and case study from experiences at Tufts University School of Medicine. Future Learning 1 (2012) 79–102.

Gualtieri, L.N. (2012) The Potential for Social Media to Educate Farm Families About Health and Safety for Children, Journal of Agromedicine, 17:2, 232-239.

Gualtieri, L.N., and Miller, D. (2011) e-learning 2.0. In K. Vu and R. Proctor (Eds.)The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design 2nd edition, New Jersey and London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Koch-Weser, S., Bradshaw, Y.S., Gualtieri, L.N., and Gallagher, SS (2010). The Internet as a Health Information Source: Findings from the 2007 Health Information Trends Survey and Implications for Health Communication. Journal of Health Communication, Volume 15.