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McKelvey School of Engineering

Research in Progress: Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Community-Based Research

Friday, September 3 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this talk, Beth Prusaczyk presents the results of a study utilizing social network analysis (SNA) to model Facebook friendships and the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri. There will be an additional discussion about an upcoming study using SNA to engage dementia providers in rural Missouri and Illinois.

Event Type



School of Medicine


Science & Technology, Medicine & Health



Institute for Informatics


Event Contact

Dranette Branson | dranettebranson@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Beth Prusaczyk is an instructor at the Institute for Informatics and in General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Prusaczyk is an implementation scientist who specializes in improving healthcare for older adults and other vulnerable populations by understanding how to better implement existing research findings into real-world practice and policy through the use of healthcare data and systems and team science.

Prusaczyk completed her postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her doctorate and MSW from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Prusaczyk received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Webster University.

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