Culture and technology scholar Julia Ticona studies the promise and perils of the gig economy
The new faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication has researched the underrepresentation of women in the media's coverage of the gig economy, and the reliance on technology, specifically the cell phone, on gig workers and the working class, arguing that it acts as a lifeline for finding jobs when internet access is lacking.
How data scientists are improving care by learning how to learn
Data scientists, human factors specialists and clinical experts have partnered together to learn how to improve health care through the use of data, and how to run those data-driven improvement projects.
Tipping point for large-scale social change? Just 25 percent
How many people need to take a stand before a behavior is no longer seen as normal? According to research from Annenberg’s Damon Centola, there’s now a quantifiable answer: roughly 25 percent.
Race has a place in human genetics research, philosopher argues
New research out of the philosophy department argues that certain racial classifications have utility in medical genetics, particularly when considering those classifications as ancestry groups.
A potential new weapon in the battle against addiction
New research revealed that FDA-approved drugs to treat diabetes and obesity may reduce cocaine relapse and help addicts break the habit. Such medications work by targeting receptors for glucagon-like peptide 1, a hormone in the brain.
New open-access data resource aims to bolster collaboration in global infectious disease research
Population-based epidemiological studies provide new opportunities for innovation and collaboration among researchers addressing pressing global-health concerns.
Tweets reveal emotions, behavior patterns of people who suffer from ADHD
These posts, many of which are submitted late at night or in the early morning hours, often reveal mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion.