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Tufts University School of Medicine

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

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

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.