Ample research has documented the lower visibility and success of women compared with men in academic medicine. Against this setting, social media platforms such as Twitter offer academics opportunities to promote their research, network professionally, gain visibility, and, in turn, foster opportunities for career advancement.1 These opportunities are particularly critical in health policy and health services research, in which dissemination of policy-relevant research and engagement with health care decision-makers impacts academic influence, recognition, and promotion. Herein, we describe gender differences in Twitter use and influence among health services researchers.
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Zhu JM, Pelullo AP, Hassan S, Siderowf L, Merchant RM, Werner RM. Gender Differences in Twitter Use and Influence Among Health Policy and Health Services Researchers. JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4027
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