Susannah Fox is the Associate Director, Editorial, of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. She studies the cultural shifts taking place at the intersection of technology and health care.
The social life of health information
Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.
Few Americans track their weight, diet or exercise online
Among the 6-in-10 Americans who say they track their weight, diet or exercise routine, 9% say they use online or app tools.
What ails America? Dr. Google can tell you
Dr. Google’s waiting room was crowded in 2013. Online search has become an easy way for people to learn more about what’s ailing them, either to self-diagnose or find a remedy.