CSBC researchers use Twitter data to study mental health impact of COVID-19

Researchers at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, led by Professor of Informatics and Computing Johan Bollen, Assistant Professor of Public Heath Danny Valdez from the IU School of Public Health, and Bollen’s post-doctoral fellow Marijn ten Thij, with colleagues in the Department of Psychology and Brain Science, used data collected from Twitter to study how use of the service changed during the early months of the pandemic and how the mood of its users evolved over time. The study, “Social Media Insights Into U.S. Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Analysis of Twitter Data,” was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Press release: https://luddy.indiana.edu/news/story.html?story=Luddy-researchers-use-Twitter-data-to-study-mental-health-impact-of-COVID19

Please cite as: Valdez D, ten Thij M, Bathina K, Rutter LA, Bollen J. Social Media Insights Into US Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Analysis of Twitter Data. J Med Internet Res 2020;22(12):e21418, DOI: 10.2196/21418, PMID: 33284783, PMCID: 7744146