Assistant Professor, Division of Health and Exercise Science
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Current Research Interests:
My background is in public health and health communication. My research interests are varied as is evident by my work experience, but one area of interest within this larger context is an under-researched area—the influence of media on health. Not the effect of campaigns and media sources designed as tools to influence health, although I am interested in those as well, but the larger effects of commercial media and advertising on people’s health choices, health identities, decision making, and on societal discourses surrounding health. I am also interested in promoting prevention in difficult to reach populations such as teens, and advocating for them to become more engaged in the health promotion process to attempt to address health disparities. I have extensive experience working in both the clinical medial settings and community based environments to address public health challenges, and I am always looking for new ways to address the social, cultural, and structural factors that influence health.
Courses taught at WOU:
Community and Public Health