Tina D Purnat

Public health

Health misinformation

Infodemic management

Digital and health policy

Health information and informatics

Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat

Public health

Health misinformation

Infodemic management

Digital and health policy

Health information and informatics

Closing keynote @ The Evolving Health Information Landscape Symposium, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Distributed eLibrary

I gave the closing keynote talk at The Evolving Health Information Landscape Symposium hosted by the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Distributed eLibrary.

The audience were information and library scientists and practitioners, so I discussed the importance of libraries in building information literacy and resilience to misinformation.

I wrote a summary of the talk on my LinkedIn blog, and here’s the recording. I had some fun with internet sleuthing and delivered the second half of my talk in librarian memes ­čÖé

Infodemic is a phenomenon that is becoming one of the major features of our society. Libraries can help us buffering between the infodemic and our personal and professional lives — as a venue of access to health information, fostering literacies that help us cope with the changing science, uncertainty in health information quality and health-related knowledge, as well as their ability to sift through the mass of scientific and grey literature to use in our jobs and in our lives.┬áLibraries can help public health professionals and the health system help buffer the infodemic.

Read my abstract:

Purnat TD. The Evolution of Evidence and Public Health Practice in the Digital Era. QScience Proceedings. 2021 Dec 2;2022(1):12.