Published on in Vol 21, No 12 (2019): December

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
A Call for a Public Health Agenda for Social Media Research

A Call for a Public Health Agenda for Social Media Research

A Call for a Public Health Agenda for Social Media Research

Authors of this article:

Sherry Pagoto1 Author Orcid Image ;   Molly E Waring1 Author Orcid Image ;   Ran Xu1 Author Orcid Image


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