• Special Issue Topic

    Social Media Applications in Biomedical Research

    Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Devesh Tewari E-Mail

    Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), Government of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

    Research Keywords: health; bioanalysis; metabolomics; therapeutics; innovations

    About the Special Issue

    To study biomedical and health phenomena, social media data have emerged as a new paradigm. Millions of users in the most popular social media platforms are continuously generating quantitatively extensive and unprecedented amount of data. Despite of many benefits that can be extracted from such big datasets, there are also challenges like methodological heterogeneity in perusing research using social media data. The significance of the research area was increased in the recent pandemic conditions, as many countries are adopting various social media communication strategies developed to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic evolution. The present Special Issue is focused on publishing highest quality papers in the areas associated to digital health and social media research. Papers involving social media research with relevance to health and biomedical sciences including clinical research and open innovation utilizing digital health techniques will be considered for publication. 

    Keywords: science communication; social networks; open innovation; digital health; social media; biomedical research

    Call for Papers

    Published Articles

    Open Access
    Social media applications in biomedical research
    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed global connectivity, offering significant support to underserved populations and small businesses in developing nations. The integr [...] Read more.
    Md Sadique Hussain, Devesh Tewari
    Published: July 04, 2024 Explor Digit Health Technol. 2024;2:167–182
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/edht.2024.00019
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Original Article
    Tracing participants for longitudinal environmental health research using social networking sites: a pilot study
    Aim: Longitudinal cohort study designs are considered the gold standard for investigating associations between environmental exposures and human health yet they are characterized by limitations i [...] Read more.
    Rogih Riad Andrawes ... Caroline Barakat
    Published: June 25, 2024 Explor Digit Health Technol. 2024;2:145–156
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/edht.2024.00017
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Original Article
    The power of #physiotherapy: a social media hashtag investigation on X (formerly Twitter)
    Aim: The social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has emerged as a significant hub for healthcare-related conversations and sharing information. This study aims to investigate the impa [...] Read more.
    Himel Mondal ... Atanas G. Atanasov
    Published: June 24, 2024 Explor Digit Health Technol. 2024;2:135–144
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/edht.2024.00016
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Identifying children’s environmental health risks, needs, misconceptions, and opportunities for research translation using social media
    As part of the Advancing Science, Practice, Programming, and Policy in Research Translation for Children’s Environmental Health (ASP3IRE) center, machine learning, geographic information systems ( [...] Read more.
    Andrew Larkin ... Perry Hystad
    Published: April 08, 2024 Explor Digit Health Technol. 2024;2:59–66
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/edht.2024.00011
    Open Access
    Letter to the Editor
    Harnessing the untapped potential of digital twin technology in digital public health interventions
    Digital technologies have garnered more attention in this epoch of public health emergencies like coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and monkeypox (mpox). Digital twin (DT) is the virtual cyberneti [...] Read more.
    Salman Khan ... ArunSundar MohanaSundaram
    Published: November 01, 2023 Explor Digit Health Technol. 2023;1:11–16
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/edht.2023.00003
    Open Access
    Turbulence at Twitter with leadership change: implications for health research and science communication
    Twitter has been an invaluable social media platform for scientists to share research and host discourse among academics and the public. The change of ownership at Twitter has changed how scientists [...] Read more.
    Ronan Lordan, Hari Prasad Devkota
    Published: November 01, 2023 Explor Digit Health Technol. 2023;1:4–10
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/edht.2023.00002