Riley Research


Name: Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES
Position: Assistant Professor

901 Walnut Street
10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-955-4788

I am a mixed-methods health communication researcher with interests at the intersection of communication and public health. My current research focuses on entertainment-education, a social and behavior change communication strategy for individual and social change. I also conduct media effects research investigating the role of mass media, social media, radio, television, film, and participatory theater on maternal and child health, women’s health, and sexual and reproductive outcomes, as well as other topics spanning public health and the global development agenda. 

Riley Research

Research Projects

Social Norms Impact & Evaluation Project

In this project, I am working with Population Media Center to identify state of the art social norms measurement tools for entertainment-education. We pilot tested family planning tools in 2019 in Zambia. (Funded by The Grantham Foundation)

S.P.I.C.Y Project

In this project, I am collaborating with the Creative Resilience Collective and Southeast by Southeast on a community-based participatory art project for immigrant and refugee youth in Philadelphia. (Funded by Community Driven Research Day)