About Me

This blog is a personal endeavor and the thoughts, ideas, recommendations and actions contained herein do not represent the official policy or standing of my employer.

Jim Garrow is the Director of Digital Public Health at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. He works to develop and integrate digital tools that will positively affect both the public’s health and the field of public health.

Jim’s background is in emergency risk communication and crisis communication and provides occasional media relations coverage for the Department and manages or supports most of the Department’s social media accounts.

He is also, obviously, very involved in social media in his private time. Aside from writing the Face of the Matter blog, Jim has presented across the U. S. and Canada on the use of social media in public health and emergency management.

Also, that’s not him at the top of the page.