Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
PhD, Computer Science, Harvard University
ScM, Computer Science, Brown University
BA, Summa Cum Laude, Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Director, Digital Health Communication Certificate Program
Committee member, General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel, FDA
Founder, RecycleHealth.com (non-profit)
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
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.
Gualtieri, L.N. (2010) From Twitter to Megaphones: Seven Lessons Learned about Public Health Crisis Communication, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, Vol 2, No 3.
Gualtieri, L.N. Improving Patient-Physician Communication about Internet Use: Why “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Doesn’t Work. In Proceedings of Medicine 2.0, Toronto, Canada, September 17-18, 2009.
Gualtieri, L.N. (2009) The Doctor as the Second Opinion and the Internet as the First. n D.R. Olsen , R.B. Arthur, K. Hinckley, M.R. Morris, S.E. Hudson, and S. Greenberg (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009, Boston, MA.
Gualtieri, L.N. and Pratt, J. (2009) Dr. Google: What Your Patients Are Doing Online and Why You Should Care. Tufts Medicine, Winter, 2009, Vol. 68, No. 1.
Weitzman, P, Neal, L, Chen, H, and Levkoff, SE (2008) Designing a culturally attuned bilingual educational website for US Latino dementia caregivers. Ageing International 32:1, March 2008, 15-24.