Jamie Guillory is a digital/social media health research scientist in the Public Health and Policy Research Program. Prior to coming to RTI, Dr. Guillory was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Interaction Design Lab in the Departments of Communication and Information Science at Cornell University.
Dr. Guillory has conducted research on topics related to the influence of social technology on emotions, social behavior, and health. In this research, she uses big data, experiments, surveys, and mobile applications (Apps) to generate insights about health perceptions and behavior and develop mobile Apps to influence health outcomes. More specifically, Dr. Guillory has helped to develop a series of mobile phone Apps (Android and iOS) used to track eating, exercise, and smoking behaviors and to manage and track chronic pain.
Dr. Guillory’s most recent research has focused on finding ways to use a novel mobile App developed in collaboration between Cornell and UCSF to aid in smoking cessation for young adult, non-daily smokers. She works on projects for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Florida State Department of Public Health and funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to evaluate social and digital media components of campaigns for smoking cessation and prevention and to gain a better understanding of the social media marketing of emerging tobacco products like e-cigarettes.