Visualized Analysis of Research Trends of Digital Technology and Public Health Based on CiteSpace

Ting Liu, Patrick Cheong Iao Pang, Qiang Xiong

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The integration of digital technology and public health (DT&PH) has gained global attention due to frequent large-scale public health emergencies and the fourth scientific and technological revolution. Using data from Web of Science (WOS) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), CiteSpace analyzed spatial distribution, trends, and hotspots of DT&PH research. Findings: 1) Significant increase in DT&PH research papers, focusing mainly on DT&PH and Covid-19 from an epidemiological perspective. 2) Formation of complex national collaborative networks, particularly in the United States and China, with interdisciplinary research in DT&PH. 3) Hotspots include government-led digital health management and epidemic prevention/control research in DT&PH. 4) International and domestic trends differ, with international research exploring digital technology applications in various public health fields, while domestic research emphasizes digital technology use in government governance and control in public health. Conclusion: This study provides a comprehensive and objective analysis of DT&PH research publications. It highlights the use of digital technology to assist in diagnosing, preventing, and controlling epidemics and enhancing government capacity in public health management as a prominent research area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on World Ecological Design - Proceedings of ISWED 2023
EditorsFangtian Ying, Lakhmi C. Jain, Ran Wan, Qun Wu, Fuqian Shi
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781643685069
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2024
Event2023 International Symposium on World Ecological Design, ISWED 2023 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 17 Dec 2023 → …

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


Conference2023 International Symposium on World Ecological Design, ISWED 2023
Period17/12/23 → …


  • CiteSpace
  • digital technology
  • public health
  • visualized analysis


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