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Public Health Initiatives

Welcome to our Public Health Initiatives page, where we highlight our commitment to leveraging research and technology to promote public health and well-being. One of our recent studies, conducted by Informatics Professor Sean Young and his team, explores the effectiveness of online advertising interventions in promoting adherence to public health mandates, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Science | Cphere

Featured Research Study

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, our research team conducted a study to investigate the impact of online advertising interventions on individuals' adherence to stay-at-home orders. The study, published in the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, focused on evaluating the effectiveness of two types of public health ad interventions in cities across the United States.

Mobility Patterns | Cphere

Study Explores Use of Online Ads and Individual-Level Mobility Data to Change and Monitor Behavior

UCIPT + UCI School of Medicine | Cphere
UCIPT + UCI School of Medicine | Cphere
Social Science | Cphere

Future Directions

Moving forward, we aim to continue our efforts in advancing public health initiatives through innovative research and collaborative partnerships. We remain committed to exploring ethical and effective strategies for leveraging technology to promote public health and well-being.

Stay tuned for updates on our ongoing research and initiatives in the field of public health.

Public Health and Safety Research Partnerships | Cphere

University of California, Institute for Prediction Technology

The University of California, Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT) is a multidisciplinary organization seeking to accelerate technological research and innovations to predict human behavior and real-world events. 

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