A master class with Susannah Fox

I’m proud to announce a Stanford Medicine X Master Class with Susannah Fox on participatory research. The Master Class will be offered as part of the 2013 Stanford Medicine X conference, held on the campus of Stanford University September 27-29, 2013.

About the Stanford Medicine X Master Class Program

The Stanford Medicine X Master Class program is designed to provide unique once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences with thought leaders and innovators in emerging technologies and medicine who are masters in their field. The unique format of our Master Class program provides an intimate venue in a small classroom setting at the Stanford University School of Medicine. With attendance capped at 15 people, our Master Class program ensures learning is ignited by one-on-one conversations, dynamic group activities and discussion. Although no additional fee is charged, admission to a Master Class is made by application and students are selected by the Master faculty member.

About the Master Class

Susannah Fox is an Associate Director at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, where she leads the health and technology portfolio.  She will conduct a 90-minute Master Class on participatory research. The final curriculum will be shaped by the learners themselves through their course applications, but tentatively includes:

  • What is participatory research? What can you learn when you listen more than ask?
  • Models of participatory research, a description of the process.
  • Participatory vs. conventional research: setting the agenda, ownership of results, power and control.
  • Problems and challenges of participation-based research.

About the Instructor

Susannah Fox studies the cultural shifts taking place at the intersection of technology and health care. Her research has documented the social life of health information, the concept of peer-to-peer healthcare, and the role of the internet among people living with chronic disease. The best summary of Fox’s research can be found in this video of her speech, The Power of Mobile, or this at-a-glance guide. Fox contributes to a health care blog, e-patients.net, as well as a personal blog, and you can follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox. Fox is the former editor of the website for U.S. News & World Report. She has also worked as a researcher for RealNetworks and for The Harwood Group. Fox graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in anthropology.

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