Welcome to the first U.S.-based training for doctors and other health care providers on the evolving field of infodemiology


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Learn how to identify and respond to trending health narratives in three focused modules

Infodemiology and misinformation

Gain a foundational understanding of what infodemiology is, types of misinformation, and the tactics used to spread false claims online.

Media monitoring and theoretical frameworks

Learn how false health narratives spread and why. This module will explain how media monitoring works and explore the theories behind why people believe in and spread misinformation.

Communicating with patients

Learn practical tools and techniques to respond to the false health information shared by patients.


Improving patient care in today’s complex information landscape

The Infodemiology Training Program is designed for busy, time-strapped health care providers. The short, flexible training modules will give you the basics on infodemiology and the applied skills to help improve patient care delivery in the current information environment.

Start the course today and finish on your own time. Together, we can build better-informed and healthier communities.

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Designed especially for doctors and other health care providers


✔  Under two hours to complete
✔  Start and stop any time
✔  Available for desktop and mobile
✔  Offered in English and with Spanish subtitles


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“Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts.”

-  Dr. Vivek H. Murthy,
surgeon general of the United States
 “Trusted messengers and sources have an important role to play in efforts to combat the proliferation of health misinformation. Not surprisingly, individual doctors are the most trusted source, with 93% of the public saying they have a great deal or a fair amount of trust in their own doctor to make the right recommendations on health issues.”
- KFF Health Misinformation Tracking Poll Pilot,
August 2023

“At a time when so many aspects of society have become dangerously polarized, we have seen the proliferation of medical disinformation, junk science, the criminalization of medical care, and a growing distrust in medical institutions and experts … We have a duty to make sure that the human connection that is so essential in medicine remains at the center of our increasingly digitized world.”

- Dr. Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, 178th president of the American Medical Association




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