Trustworthiness and Online Health Information
Accurate, appropriate, and trustworthy information is necessary to access relevant health services, to make informed health decisions, and to combat health disparities. I will discuss some of my recent work that examines trustworthiness of health information and information seeking in online environments, with particular attention to youth. I will also discuss some of my newest, in-progress efforts with public health and social welfare researchers as we explore the scope of these issues in popular social media platforms such as TikTok.
This seminar will be held both online & in person. You are welcome to join us either in South Hall or via Zoom.
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Coye Cheshire is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. He studies sociological social psychology and group processes, with a focus in social exchange, cooperation, and trust in technology-mediated environments. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University, and M.A. and B.A. in sociology from Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively.