Published on in Vol 22, No 4 (2020): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/19118, first published .
Health Communication Through News Media During the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Outbreak in China: Digital Topic Modeling Approach

Health Communication Through News Media During the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Outbreak in China: Digital Topic Modeling Approach

Health Communication Through News Media During the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Outbreak in China: Digital Topic Modeling Approach

Qian Liu 1, 2, PhD, MSc;  Zequan Zheng 3, 4*, MBBS;  Jiabin Zheng 3, 4*, MBBS;  Qiuyi Chen 1, MA;  Guan Liu 5, PhD;  Sihan Chen 3, BA;  Bojia Chu 3, BA;  Hongyu Zhu 3, BA;  Babatunde Akinwunmi 6, 7, MD, MPH, MMSc;  Jian Huang 8, PhD;  Casper J P Zhang 9, PhD;  Wai-Kit Ming 3, MD, PhD, MPH, MMSc, EMBA

1 School of Journalism and Communication, National Media Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province , CN

2 Department of Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York State, NY, US

3 Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province , CN

4 International School, Jinan University , Guangzhou, Guangdong Province , CN

5 Computer Centre, Jinan University , Guangzhou, Guangdong Province , CN

6 Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

7 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

8 Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Research Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, St Mary’s Campus, Imperial College London, London , GB

9 School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , HK

*these authors contributed equally

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  • Wai-Kit Ming, MD, PhD, MPH, MMSc, EMBA
  • Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • School of Medicine
  • Jinan University
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  • Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
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  • Email: wkming@alumni.harvard.edu