My research investigates the interplay of mass media and public health, particularly as it relates to combating disparities.
Recent work focuses on how young adults affected by cancer can use digital media (online groups, Twitter, Facebook) to access psychosocial support and information. These support tools can help improve health outcomes by improving mental well-being, treatment adherence, and preventive efforts.
Ongoing work also focuses on improving clinical practices around prevention of childhood health issues related to chemical exposure (such as lead).
Student Programs and Populations
Typical student contributions to my research
Students often help with data collection and analysis, as well as some project design and manuscript production
Regions of Academic Interest