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Social Media and Community Engagement in the Health Humanities

Universities are increasingly encouraging their faculty to expand their audience reach beyond other academics to the greater world through developing and maintaining a social media presence. The American Sociological Association has even stated that blogs should count toward tenure. Increasingly, faculty have websites, twitter accounts, are Facebook active, LinkedIn savvy, and write OpEds for traditional news outlets and online expert commentaries. By bringing our health humanities work into the public, we expand our impact on the world around us.

In this session, you will learn about different kinds of social media, their uses, and how to translate your knowledge and expertise for a general audience. You will begin writing your own public commentary and are encouraged to bring your technology so that you can Tweet, Post & Like. #HiramSumHum2017

Craig KlugmanCraig M. Klugman, Ph.D. is a professor of bioethics and health humanities in the Department of Health Sciences at DePaul University where he is also co-director of the Bioethics & Society minor program. Klugman serves on the clinical ethics committee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chairs the ethics subcommittee of the Illinois Crisis Management Planning task force. He is the blog editor of the American Journal of Bioethics’ bioethics.net and co-chair of the Health Humanities Consortium. His research focuses on end of life issues, ethics & humanities education, and public health ethics. Klugman earned his Ph.D. in medical humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch, his M.A. in Biomedical Ethics and his M.A. in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University, and his BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. He is an alum of the OpEd Project fellowship and worked as a tech journalist. Klugman is co-editor of Research Methods in the Health Humanities, editor of Philosophy: Medical Ethics (Gale Cengage Press) and co-editor of Ethical Issues in Rural Health (Johns Hopkins University Press) as well as executive producer of the short film, Advance Directives. He has published over 400 manuscripts (blogs, articles, reports, chapters, OpEds, Letters to the Editor, and news stories) as well as developed the Art Rounds medical observation program and is a 30-year veteran of improvisational theater.