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

Resume
Experience
2024 - onwards
Global Health, Digital Public Health & Health Misinformation Senior Advisor
Contractor
Visiting Senior Scholar
2023 - 2024
Visiting Senior Scholar
University of Memphis School of Public Health

Supporting youth engagement in public health and digital health applications.

Team Lead for Infodemic Management
2021 - 2023
Team Lead for Infodemic Management
World Health Organization

Led development of a new public health field in pandemic preparedness, managing infodemics and mitigating harms from health misinformation.

Principal Expert for Digital Public Health and Innovation
2021
Principal Expert for Digital Public Health and Innovation
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Developed a new digital public health function for the Center.

Technical Officer - Data and Analytics & Digital Health and Innovation
2019-2021
Technical Officer - Data and Analytics & Digital Health and Innovation
World Health Organization

Senior advisor in establishment of new Division of Data and Analytics, and a new Department of Digital Health and Innovation.

Unit Leader for Health Informatics and Information Systems
2015-2019
Unit Leader for Health Informatics and Information Systems
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Senior manager and leader of health information integration and open access, including digital tools for data syndication.

Acting<i> </i>Unit Leader for Health Information, Monitoring and Analysis
2016-2018
Acting Unit Leader for Health Information, Monitoring and Analysis
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Senior manager and leader of harmonization of health monitoring in the Region, strengthening of health information systems, and international cooperation and data use.

Education
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
2024 - expected 2027
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
student, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

awarded with Prajna Leadership Fellowship

Oregon Health & Science University
2002-2005
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR, USA

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Certificate
Reed College
1998-2000
Reed College
Portland, OR, USA

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa

Certificate
Behavior Design
2024
Behavior Design
Aim for Behavior

Practical strategies and tools for human centred behavioral science.

Certificates of Mastery
2021
Certificates of Mastery
Behavioral Design Academy
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
2010 onwards
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Project Management Institute, pmi.org

Professional memberships

Selected honors

  • Awarded the Prajna Ledership Fellowship, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (2024-2027)
  • Recipient of  Silver award at AMEC 2023 for "Most effective planning, research and evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors" - UNICEPTA UK & World Health Organization – Fighting the COVID-19 “infodemic” – a taxonomy-based approach (Nov 2023)
  • Recipient of WHO Pathfinder and Innovation Award 2021 for staff (Apr 2021)
  • Awarded WHO Staff Excellence Award as part of the COVID-19 IMST (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Winner of WHO LEAD innovation award for a successful start-up staff innovation challenge – using blockchain for postmarket surveillance of medicines and medical devices (Jan 2020)
  • Recipient of women leaders in UN award and supported by UN mentorship programme (2018)

Selected journal articles and books

Arnold V, Purnat TD, Marten R, Pattison A, Gouda H. Chatbots and COVID-19: Taking Stock of the Lessons Learned. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2024 Mar 21;26:e54840. https://doi.org/10.2196/54840 

Abuhaloob L, Purnat TD, Tabche C, Atwan Z, Dubois E. Management of infodemics in outbreaks or health crises: a systematic review. Frontiers in Public Health. 2024 Mar 15;12:1343902. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2024.1343902

White B, Ishizumi A, Lavery L, Wright A, Foley T, Takahashi R, Nguyen T, Briand S, Purnat TD. Expressions of pandemic fatigue on digital platforms: A thematic analysis of sentiment and narratives for infodemic insights. BMC Public Health (2024) 24:705
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-17718-4 

White BK, Wilhelm E, Ishizumi A, Abeyesekera S, Pereira A, Yau B, Ho E, Kuzmanovic A, Nguyen T, Briand S, Purnat TD. Informing social media analysis for public health: a cross-sectional survey of professionals. Arch Public Health 82, 1 (2024). doi: 10.1186/s13690-023-01230-z

Purnat, TD, Nguyen, T, Briand, S (Eds) Managing Infodemics in the 21st Century: Addressing New Public Health Challenges in the Information Ecosystem Springer Cham; 2023. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-27789-4

Dunn AG*, Purnat TD*, Ishizumi A, Nguyen T, Briand S. Measuring the burden of infodemics with a research toolkit for connecting information exposure, trust, and health behaviors. Arch Public Health. 2023;81:102. doi: 10.1186/s13690-023-01101-7.

White B, Yau B, Ishizumi A, Gombert A, Kirchner L, León A, Wilson H, Jaramillo-Gutierrez G, Cerquides J, Nguyen T, Briand S, Purnat TD. Using machine learning technology to enhance digital social understanding for the COVID-19 infodemic: Development and implementation of the Early AI-Supported Response with Social Listening (EARS) platform. JMIR Infodemiology 2023;3:e47317
doi: 10.2196/47317

Elkin J, McDowell M, Yau B, Machiri S, Pal S, Briand S, Muneene D, Nguyen T, Purnat T. The Good Talk! A Serious Game to Boost People’s Competence to Have Open Conversations About COVID-19: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023;12(1):e40753. doi: 10.2196/40753.

Boender TS, Schneider P, Houareau C, Purnat TD, Ishizumi A, Wilhelm E, Voegeli C, Wieler L, Leuker C. Establishing infodemic management in Germany: a framework for social listening and integrated analysis to report insights at the national public health institute. JMIR Infodemiology. 2023;3(1):e43646. doi: 10.2196/43646.

Wilhelm E, Ballalai I, Belanger ME, Benjamin P, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, Bezbaruah S, Briand S, Brooks I, Bruns R, Bucci LM, Calleja N, et al. Towards measuring the burden of infodemics: Methods and results of the 5th WHO Infodemic Management Conference. JMIR Infodemiology. 2023;3(1):e44207. doi: 10.2196/44207.

Rubinelli S*, Purnat TD*, Wilhelm E, Traicoff D, Namageyo-Funa A, Thomson A, Wardle C, Lamichhane J, Briand S, Nguyen T. WHO competency framework for health authorities and institutions to manage infodemics: its development and features. Hum Resour Health. 2022;20(1):1-4. doi: 10.1186/s12960-022-00733-0.

Purnat TD, et al. Delivering actionable infodemic insights and recommendations for the COVID-19 pandemic response. Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 2022;97(27):313-24.

Uttekar S, et al. Empowering Health Workers to Build Public Trust in Vaccination: Experience from the International Pediatric Association’s Online Vaccine Trust Course, 2020–2021. Vaccine. 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.03.013.

Purnat TD. The Evolution of Evidence and Public Health Practice in the Digital Era. QScience Proceedings, The Evolving Health Information Landscape Symposium: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Distributed eLibrary. 2022;12. doi: 10.5339/qproc.2022.ehil2021.12.

Briand SC, Cinelli M, Nguyen T, Lewis R, Prybylski D, Valensise CM, Colizza V, Tozzi AE, Perra N, Baronchelli A, Tizzoni M, Zollo F, Scala A, Purnat T, Czerniak C, Kucharski AJ, Tshangela A, Zhou L, Quattrociocchi W. Infodemics: A new challenge for public health. Cell. 2021;184(25):6010-6014. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.10.031.

Calleja N, et al. A public health research agenda for managing infodemics: Methods and results of the first WHO infodemiology conference. JMIR Infodemiology. 2021;1(1):e30979. doi: 10.2196/30979.

Purnat TD, et al. Infodemic Signal Detection During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Development of a Methodology for Identifying Potential Information Voids in Online Conversations. JMIR Infodemiology 2021;1(1):e30971
doi: 10.2196/30971

Purnat TD, Wilson H, Nguyen T, Briand S. EARS - A WHO Platform for AI-Supported Real-Time Online Social Listening of COVID-19 Conversations. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021;281:1009-1010. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210330.

Purnat TD, Vacca P, Burzo S, Zecchin T, Wright A, Briand S, Nguyen T. WHO Digital Intelligence Analysis for Tracking Narratives and Information Voids in the COVID-19 Infodemic. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021;281:989-993. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210326.

Sell TK, Hosangadi D, Trotochaud M, Purnat TD, Nguyen T, Briand S. Improving understanding of and response to infodemics during public health emergencies. Health Security. 2021;1-2. doi: 10.1089/hs.2021.0044.

Luengo-Oroz M, Hoffmann Pham K, Bullock J, Kirkpatrick R, Luccioni A, Rubel S, Wachholz C, Chakchouk M, Biggs P, Nguyen T, Purnat T, Mariano B. Artificial intelligence cooperation to support the global response to COVID-19. Nat Mach Intell. 2020;2:295–297. doi: 10.1038/s42256-020-0184-3

Tangcharoensathien V, Calleja N, Nguyen T, et al. Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(6):e19659. doi: 10.2196/19659.

Cormick G, Betrán AP, Harbron J, Dannemann Purnat T, Parker C, Hall D, Seuc AH, Roberts JM, Belizán JM, Hofmeyr GJ; Calcium and Pre-eclampsia Study Group. Are women with a history of pre-eclampsia starting a new pregnancy in good nutritional status in South Africa and Zimbabwe? BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018;18(1):236.

Kyu HH, Stein CE, Boschi Pinto C, Rakovac I, Weber MW, Dannemann Purnat T, Amuah JE, Glenn SD, Cercy K, Biryukov S, Gold AL, Chew A, Mooney MD, O'Rourke KF, Sligar A, Murray CJL, Mokdad AH, Naghavi M. Causes of death among children aged 5-14 years in the WHO European Region: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018;2(5):321-337. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30095-6.

Lawrie TA, Betrán AP, Singata-Madliki M, Ciganda A, Hofmeyr GJ, Belizán JM, Purnat TD, Manyame S, Parker C, Cormick G; Calcium and Pre-eclampsia Study Group. Participant recruitment and retention in longitudinal preconception randomized trials: lessons learnt from the Calcium And Pre-eclampsia (CAP) trial. Trials. 2017;18(1):500.

Hofmeyr GJ, Seuc A, Betrán AP, Purnat TD, Ciganda A, Munjanja SP, Manyame S, Singata M, Fawcus S, Frank K, Hall DR, Cormick G, Roberts J, Bergel E, Drebit S, Von Dadelszen P, Belizan J. The effect of calcium supplementation on blood pressure in non-pregnant women with previous pre-eclampsia: an exploratory, randomized placebo-controlled study. Pregnancy Hypertens 2021 Mar:23:91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2020.11.012.

Islam SM, Purnat TD, Phuong NT, Mwingira U, Schacht K, Fröschl G. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries: a symposium report. Global Health. 2014;10:81.

Tsivkovskii R, Purnat TD, Lutsenko S. Copper-transporting ATPases: The key regulators of intracellular copper concentrations. In: Futai, Kaplan, Wada, editors. Handbook of ATPases. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2003.

Arastu-Kapur S, Arendt CS, Purnat TD, Carter NS, Ullman B. Second-site suppression of a nonfunctional mutation within the Leishmania donovani inosine-guanosine transporter. J Biol Chem. 2005;280(3):2213-9.

Huster D, Burkhead JL, Purnat TD, Ralle M, Fiehn O, Stuckert F, Olson NE, Teupser D, Lutsenko S. High copper selectively alters lipid metabolism and cell cycle machinery in the mouse model of Wilson disease. J Biol Chem. 2007;doi:10.1074/jbc.M707072200.

Selected WHO publications

(coordinator) Mainstreaming infodemic management in learning and teaching programmes: a report from a WHO technical consultation, 21–23 March 2023, Belgrade, Serbia; https://iris.who.int/handle/10665/376026 

(author) WHO and UNICEF infodemic insights manual – how to build an infodemic insights report in 6 steps https://www.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/9789240075658

(editor) Managing infodemics in the 21st Century (upcoming book, Springer Nature) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-27789-4

(coordinator) Generating Evidence for Artificial Intelligence Based Medical Devices: A Framework for Training Validation and Evaluation: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240038462

(coordinator) WHO competency framework: Building a response workforce to manage infodemics https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240035287

(author and coordinator) Report from 5th WHO infodemic management conference on measuring the burden of infodemic WHO fifth infodemic management conference: steps toward measuring burden of infodemics

(coordinator) Report from 3rd WHO infodemic management conference: https://www.who.int/news/item/13-12-2021-conference-report-3rd-who-infodemic-management-conference-whole-of-society-challenges-and-solutions-to-respond-to-infodemics-societyvsinfodemic

(author and coordinator) Evaluation of WHO infodemic manager training course (upcoming)

(author and coordinator) WHO public health research agenda for infodemic management https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240019508

(author and coordinator) Report from WHO consultation on infodemic management framework: https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1302999/retrieve

(Managing Editor) European Health Report 2018, http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/european-health-report

(coordinator) monitoring work on SDGs: Meeting report of the expert group to develop Joint Monitoring Framework for the European Region (2017): http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-policy/health-2020-the-european-policy-for-health-and-well-being/publications/2018/developing-a-common-set-of-indicators-for-the-joint-monitoring-framework-for-sdgs,-health-2020-and-the-global-ncd-action-plan-2017

(author and coordinator): discussion paper on big data for public health (2017):  https://gateway.euro.who.int/media/1183/who-europe-big-data-technical-briefing-20170823-en.pdf

(last author and coordinator) country profiles of health and well-being (2016-2018):

Georgia: http://www.euro.who.int/en/publications/abstracts/georgia.-profile-on-health-and-well-being-2017

Bulgaria: http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries/bulgaria/publications/bulgaria-profile-of-health-and-well-being-2017

(author and coordinator) qualitative/policy indicator analysis (2017): http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-policy/health-2020-the-european-policy-for-health-and-well-being/publications/2017/on-the-road-to-health-2020-policy-targets-monitoring-qualitative-indicators.-an-update.-2017

(author and coordinator) Evaluation of the Advanced course on health information and evidence for policy (2018): http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/events/events/2017/06/advanced-course-on-health-information-and-evidence-for-policy-making/advanced-course-on-health-information-and-evidence-for-policy-making-2018

(author and coordinator) Evaluation of the European Health Information Gateway (2018): http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/european-health-information-initiative-ehii/how-has-the-use-of-the-who-european-health-information-gateway-changed-since-its-launch-in-2016-2018

Selected conferences, presenations and abstracts

Oral: S Machiri, T Purnat, T Nguyen, C Ho, I Ballalai, N Biller-Andorno, F Germani, G Spitale, S Briand, A Reis, An ethics framework for social listening and infodemic management, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.661, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.661

Oral: T Purnat, E Wilhelm, S Abeyesekera, B K White, N Hassan, A Pastorino, S Machiri, S Briand, T Nguyen, A WHO/UNICEF manual for health workforce on how to build an infodemic insights report in 6 steps, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.560, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.560

Poster: T Purnat, P Pundir, S Machiri, A Ishizumi, E Rajwar, S Murthy, O John, S Briand, T Nguyen, Evidence and gap map of infodemic management interventions in emergencies: a case of COVID-19, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.1676, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1676

Poster: T Purnat, A G Dunn, A Ishizumi, T Nguyen, S Machiri, S Briand, A research platform for measuring information exposure, trust, and behaviour – burden of infodemics, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.1678, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1678

Poster: T Purnat, E Wilhelm, C Bertrand-Ferrandis, S Briand, T Nguyen, Immersive simulations to teach infodemic management: WHO global infodemic manager trainings, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.1472, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1472

Poster: T Purnat, C Bertrand-Ferrnadis, E Wilhelm, H Utunen, S Briand, T Nguyen, Building a comprehensive online course series to enhance infodemic management globally, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023, ckad160.1473, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1473

Poster: White B, Ishizumi A, Takahashi R, Nguyen T, Briand S, Pastorino A, Hassan N, Machiri S, Purnat TD. Exploring pandemic fatigue narratives on digital channels: A qualitative analysis of expression. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo 2023 Nov 14. APHA. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/529782

Poster: White B, Lavery L, Ishizumi A, Wright A, Foley T, Nguyen T, Briand S, Machiri S, Hassan N, Pastorino A, Purnat TD. Infodemic insights on evidence and research narratives: A deep-dive exploration of digital data. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo 2023 Nov 14. APHA.  https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/529808

Poster: White B, Lavery L, Wright A, Foley T, Nguyen T, Briand S, Machiri S, Hassan N, Pastorino A, Purnat TD. Infodemic insights on stigma and polarization of COVID-19 related narratives: A deep-dive exploration of digital data. Infodemic insights on stigma and polarization of COVID-19 related narratives: A deep-dive exploration of digital data. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo 2023 Nov 14. APHA.  https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/529797

Poster: White B, Wilhelm E, Ishizumi A, Nguyen T, Briand S, Machiri S, Hassan N, Pastorino A, Purnat TD. Using social media analysis tools for public health: Training and capacity building needs of infodemic managers. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo 2023 Nov 14. APHA. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/529802

Poster: White B, Gombert A, Nguyen T, Yau B, Ishizumi A, Kirchner L, Leon A, Wilson H, Jaramillo-Gutierrez G, Cerquides J, D'Agostino M, Salvi C, Sreenath RS, Rambaud K, Samhouri D, Briand S, Pastorino A, Purnat TD. Using artificial intelligence to inform infodemic insights: The development of the WHO EARS platform. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo 2023 Nov 14. APHA.  https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/529269

Poster: Ramakrishnan MA, Weinstein N, Purnat T, Wilhelm E, Abeyesekera S, Menning L, Pokharel DR, Abad N, Singh S. An evaluation of the 2022 comprehensive training to promote demand and uptake of immunization. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo 2023 Nov 14.  https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/532709

Poster: Purnat, T., White, B., Ishizumi, A., Yau, B., Wright, A., Lavery, L., ... & Machiri, S. (2023, November). Infodemic narrative classification over time: Implications for pandemic response. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo. APHA. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/529765

Poster: Purnat, TD. Fostering healthy information environments to promote health and equitable access to health information. In APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo. APHA. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/544433

Poster: White B, Cabalero I, Nguyen T, Briand S, Pastorino A, Purnat TD. An Adaptive Digital Intelligence System to Support Infodemic Management: The WHO EARS Platform. Presented at the "CARING IS SHARING–EXPLOITING THE VALUE IN DATA FOR HEALTH AND INNOVATION" conference, 2023. Available at link.

Poster: White B, Ishizumi A, Yau B, Wright A, Lavery L, Nguyen T, Briand S, Zecchin T, Purnat TD. Narrative Trends over the COVID-19 Pandemic: Digital Social Listening to Inform WHO Infodemic Management. Presented at the "CARING IS SHARING–EXPLOITING THE VALUE IN DATA FOR HEALTH AND INNOVATION" conference, October 2022. Available at link.

Poster: White BK, Wilhelm E, Ishizumi A, Nguyen T, Briand S, Machiri S, Purnat TD. Social Media Analysis Tools for Public Health: A Cross-Sectional Survey. In: Healthcare Transformation with Informatics and Artificial Intelligence 2023, pp. 44-45. Published by IOS Press. Available at link.

Poster: White BK, Lavery L, Ishizumi A, Wright A, Foley T, Nguyen T, Briand S, Machiri S, Hassan N, Pastorino A, Purnat TD. Infodemic Insights on Trust in a Health Emergency: A Narrative Deep-Dive. In: Healthcare Transformation with Informatics and Artificial Intelligence 2023, pp. 46-47. Published by IOS Press. Available at link.

Panel: Willie E, Pattison A, González MB, Vakis R, Kraemer A, Diamond-Smith N, Tang T, Mirzoyants A, Wanga C, Hopkins K, Purnat T. Harnessing Social Media and Digital Platforms to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence and to Improve Health Outcomes. Presented at the CUGH 2022 Virtual Conference, March 25, 2022. Available at link.

Presentation: Purnat TD, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, Yau B, Ishizumi A, White B, Briand S, Nguyen T. Training health professionals in infodemic management to mitigate the harm caused by infodemics. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 32, Issue Supplement_3, October 2022, ckac129.324. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckac129.324.

Presentation: Purnat TD, Ishizumi A, Yau B, White B, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, Briand S, Nguyen T. Delivering actionable infodemic insights and recommendations for the COVID-19 pandemic response. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 32, Issue Supplement_3, October 2022, ckac129.645. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckac129.645.

Presentation: Ishizumi A, Dunn AG, Purnat TD, Yau B, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, White B, Briand S, Nguyen T. Measuring the burden of infodemics on health outcomes through harmonized global metrics. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 32, Issue Supplement_3, October 2022, ckac129.644. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckac129.644.

Panel: Organised by: PHIRI, EUPHA-PHMR, EUPHA-LAW, WHO, Chair persons: Petronille Bogaert (EUPHA-PHMR), Tina D Purnat (WHO), 9.J. Round table: Experiences on infodemic management in public health authorities in Europe and internationally, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 32, Issue Supplement_3, October 2022, ckac129.585, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckac129.585

Poster: Purnat TD, Wilhelm E, Burzo S, Prybylski D, Briand S, Czerniak C, Lamichhane J, Nguyen T. WHO Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster: Purnat TD, Wardle C, Senft T, Czerniak C, Phuong L, Briand S, Nguyen T. Delivering Capacity Building for a Country Infodemic Management and Response Workforce. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster: Purnat T, Ishizumi A, Yau B, White B, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, Briand S, Nguyen T. Delivering Actionable Infodemic Insights and Recommendations for the COVID-19 Pandemic Response. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster: Konne NM, Ishizumi A, Wilhelm E, Kolis J, Chiou H, Voegeli C, Machiri S, Czerniak C, Ludolph R, Nguyen T, Prybylski D, Purnat T. A Sneak Peek into the Field Infodemiology Manual: Harnessing Real-time Data for Infodemic Management. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster: Purnat TD, Rubinelli S, Lamichhane J, Briand S, Nguyen T. WHO Competence Framework to Build a Response Workforce to Manage Infodemics. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster: Czerniak C, Cesar I, Pi C, Purnat T, Briand S, Nguyen T. EARS - A WHO AI-Supported Platform for Real-Time Online Social Listening of COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poster: Ishizumi A, Dunn AG, Purnat TD, Yau B, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, White B, Briand S, Nguyen T. Measuring the Burden of Infodemics on Health Behaviors and Outcomes through Harmonized Global Metrics and Collaboration. Presented at ICEID 2022, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Mentor, PhD project: Health Misinformation: Protocol for a Hybrid Concept Analysis and Development. Link

Course codirector: Comprehensive training on vaccine demand promotion, June/July 2022.

Course codirector: Third WHO infodemic manager training, Nov 2021.

Keynote: The Evolving Health Information Landscape Symposium, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Distributed eLibrary. Link

Keynote: Internationalization Symposium of the UFCSPA Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre. Link

Panelist: Communications and public health, October 2021, European Public Health Association Conference. Link

Presenter: Mahajan A, Czerniak C, Lamichhane J, Phuong L, Purnat T, Nguyen T, Briand S. Advances in real-time social listening for an adaptive public health response: WHO’s EARS platform. 2021. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.501. Link

Presenter: Mahajan A, Czerniak C, Lamichhane J, Phuong L, Purnat T, Nguyen T, Briand S. 2021. WHO public health research agenda for managing infodemics. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.030. Link

Presenter: Mahajan A, Czerniak C, Lamichhane J, Phuong L, Purnat T, Nguyen T, Briand S. 2021. Listening to community concerns in the COVID-19 infodemic: A WHO digital approach. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.032. Link

Panelist: Round table: European experiences on infodemic management. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 31, Issue Supplement_3, October 2021, ckab164.567. Link

Organizer: Fifth WHO infodemic management conference – burden of infodemic, November 2021.

Coorganizer: Third WHO infodemic management conference – whole of society response to the COVID-19 infodemic, Nov-Dec 2020.

Course codirector: First WHO infodemic manager training, Nov 2020.

Coorganizer: First WHO infodemiology conference, June-July 2020.

Coorganizer: WHO ad hoc consultation on COVID-19 infodemic management framework, April 2020.

Numerous public speaking engagements on infodemic response to COVID-19 (2020-2023).

Numerous presentations, workshops, and posters on health information systems and evidence-informed policymaking (2015-2020).

Coorganizer: Center for International Health – Public Health Symposium: Non-communicable Diseases in developing countries, March 22, 2014, Munich, Germany. Link

Poster: Purnat TD, Vanderpoel S, Saathoff E, Hoelscher M. Patterns of HIV acquisition and their association with sexual and reproductive health factors among serodiscordant couples in Mbeya Region, Tanzania. Presented at CIH Infectious Disease Symposium 2014, Munich, Germany (2014).

Presentation: Purnat TD. Teaching clinical data management in Africa using Open Clinica. Presented at Open Clinica Global Conference, Boston, MA, USA (June 2013).

Poster: Rolfhamre P, van Straten E, Faensen D, Purnat T, Ammon A. TESSy – The European Surveillance System. Presented at ESCAIDE 2007.

Poster: Schilling AB, Purnat T, Jain M, Lin S, Miller C, Lin D. Quantitative Proteomics of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid using Off Gel Electrophoresis and LC/Quadrupole Time of Flight MS. Presented at ASMS 2007 Conference (2006).