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.
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)
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)