University of Southern California professor to present on how social network theory applies to health research

Thomas ValenteThomas Valente, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, will give a presentation on “Social Network Analysis and Health,” on Wednesday, May 6, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105 (Frohring Auditorium).

The Social Network Analysis and Health Mini-Series is a forum to enhance understanding of social network theory and methods and their application within the field of health research. Scientists increasingly use social network analysis across the prevention-to-treatment continuum to understand relational dynamics of complex health issues.

The goal of the mini-series is to introduce this method through case examples that include applications related to a range of chronic and infectious diseases among adult and youth populations. The public lecture will orient faculty, fellows, students, clinicians and the broader Cleveland community to applications of social network theory and methods.

The presentation will be co-sponsored by the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, Promoting Health Across Borders, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the Institute for Computational Biology.

For more information, contact Clara Pelfrey, evaluation director at the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, at