July 22, 2016: The impact of scientific research is usually measured by journal-based citation metrics such as the Journal Impact Factor and H-Index. Altmetrics (article-based or alternative metrics) offer a complementary way of measuring dissemination and a diversity of impact, of particular relevance to clinical and public health researchers. This presentation will review the strengths and limitations of both journal-based metrics and altmetrics, which will allow clinicians and researchers to understand how altmetrics can increase the dissemination and impact of their work.

Dr. Chisolm is Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. She is co-author of a textbook on psychiatric evaluation and has written more than 70 scientific and clinical articles about substance use and other psychiatric disorders, social media in medicine, and medical education.  Dr. Chisolm is a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Scholar, and the recipient of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.