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School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Health technology; social media; informatics; analytics; global health
Campus phone: (518) 402-6512
Campus email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor Ricky Leung studies the utilization of new technology to tackle emerging public health crises. He has investigated the utility of mobile apps to engage immigrants, low-income individuals, and other underserved groups. In a recent research, he studied how social media can effectively disseminate knowledge to increase citizens’ preparedness for extreme weather events. He is currently building a mobile app to promote complementary and alternative medicines for individuals suffering from chronic pains. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.