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.

You can learn more about Jim on LinkedIn and from his About.me page. You can contact him via his Twitter account. You can view the presentations he’s delivered on his Slideshare account.

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


One thought on “About Me

  1. Hi Jim. I am very impressed with your blog and your work and hope you can send me an email so that we can communicate.

    My name is Kjell, and I am a Norwegian working in the public sector in Norway we the same issues you are working on. I have been heavily involved in two major crisis affecting Norwegians – the tsunami in 2004 and the terror attacks on 22nd July 2011 – and I now work with a government agency where I am involved in a web page for crisis communications (www.kriseinfo.no) and its social media offsprings, as well as writing a guidelines paper for crisis communication.

    Hope to hear from you. Keep up the good work.


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