Dr. Tyler Prochnow, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior, Texas A&M University School of Public Health.
The U of A Center for Public Health and Technology will host its inaugural speaker series on Tuesday, focusing on public health research, health literacy, and emerging media and digital technologies.
Dr. Tyler Prochnow, assistant professor of health behavior in the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, will speak on Tuesday, October 10 at 1 p.m. 11, in the Graduate Education Building, Room 343. His talk is titled “Connections Matter: In Life, Health and Research”. Registration is required.
Prochnow’s research interests include the social dynamics that drive healthy behaviors. His main research areas include youth physical activity, mental health and social network analysis. The human body is connected physically, mentally, and emotionally. Social network analysis is a tool to quantify and assess human connections and what they might mean for health, health behaviors, and health beliefs.
In his presentation, Prochnow will provide an introduction to social network analysis, including how he uses it to study topics such as adolescent physical activity, mental health of online gamers, and professional collaboration in healthcare. He also plans to discuss how social network analysis can be used in ongoing research in health and technology to answer new research questions.
The second speaker in the Center’s series is Dr. Mark Williams, Dean of the Fay W. Boozman School of Public Health in the University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences. His presentation “What’s in Pictures: The Health Impact of Social Networks” will take place on Friday, October 10th at noon. 14. Room 239, Graduate Education Building. Registration is required.
The Center for Public Health and Technology at the U of A College of Education and Health Professionals is a new interdisciplinary research center. The center specializes in public health research and communication, health literacy, and emerging media and digital technologies in the United States and globally. Faculty bring together different disciplines and use a mixed approach to support public health surveillance, intervention and evaluation to advance health and human rights, social justice and health equity.
Prochnow’s presentation was co-sponsored by the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation’s External Guest Speaker Series (HOGSS).