Internet and Health in Brazil: Challenges and Trends

Internet and Health in Brazil: Challenges and Trends


Georgia Southern faculty member Matthew B. Flynn co-authored Internet and Health in Brazil: Challenges and Trends alongside non-faculty member Andre Pereira Neto.


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The popularization of the Internet, due in larger part to the advent of multifunctional cell phones, poses new challenges for health professionals, patients, and caregivers as well as creates new possibilities for all of us. This comprehensive volume analyzes how this social phenomenon is transforming long-established healthcare practices and perceptions in a country with one of the highest numbers of Internet users: Brazil.

The authors establish a critical and creative debate with international scholarship on the subject. This book is written in a direct and comprehensible way for professionals, researchers, students of communication and health, as well as for stakeholders and others interested in better understanding the trends and the different challenges related to the social phenomenon of the internet in health.

André Pereira Neto is a full professor at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil, where he coordinates the Internet, Health and Society Laboratory (LaISS) and teaches at the graduate program in Information and Communication in Health. Graduated in History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, he holds a Master in History from Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, a PhD in Public Health from the Rio de Janeiro State University and has carried out sabbatical studies in Sociology of Health at the University of California, San Francisco.

Matthew B. Flynn is an Associate Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Georgia Southern University, USA. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, has a Masters in Sociology from the London School of Economics, and received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program (2014) and Challenging Immigration Detention: Scholars, Activists and Policy Makers (2017).

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Internet and Health in Brazil: Challenges and Trends
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