About the Authors


Ariella Axler, MD, MPH

Ariella is a graduate of the Tufts MD/MPH program, and is entering residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the field of Psychiatry. Ariella is interested in exploring the ways we can leverage technology and healthcare innovation to improve population health. Through participating in a Social Media and Health course taught by Dr. Gualtieri, she learned how to develop and implement effective health communication campaigns on social media platforms. Ariella was interested in developing the social media toolkit in order to apply her skills to help government agencies during the the current COVID-19 pandemic. 


Spurthi Bhatt, MD, MPH


Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, is an associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She conducts research on the use of activity trackers with underserved populations; the integration of tracker data into clinical care; and the impact of digital literacy skills on adoption of digital health by older adults. Dr. Gualtieri is the founder of RecycleHealth, a non-profit that collects trackers to donate to underserved populations. She serves on the FDA’s General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel. Dr. Gualtieri has a PhD in computer science from Harvard University. She tweets at @lisagualtieri


Margie Day, MS, MHSc

Margie is a recent graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine Certificate program in Digital Health Communication. She is a health educator for the Florida Department of Health and has experience in program design, program development, group process, and facilitation. Moreover, her mission is to empower communities through impactful and creative interventions to improve community health. Her passion for health communication and digital strategies was fostered during her time in the Digital Health Communication certificate program. Currently, she is a doctoral student of Health Science with a focus on Health Education and Telemedicine. Margie aspires to further the use of digital strategies and outreach to aid in the improvement of the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19.