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
Dr. Gualtieri's research focuses on digital health communication. Recent projects are on:
- Patient activism, specifically why people become patient activists and the tools and techniques they use to reach other patients and change policy;
- Best practices and regulations in the use of social media for participant recruitment in clinical trials;
- Public health department use of social media for emergency preparedness and outreach to their communities;
- Design of health apps, sensors, and wearables;
- Increasing the effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) and health website design;
- Patients use of online communities and social media for social support across diseases;
- Integration of social media into public health and medical education.
- 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.