Jennifer Manganello

Studies the influence of mass media on the health of children and adolescents

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Jennifer Manganello

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Health communication; health disparities; mass media; social media; media campaigns; health information seeking; health literacy

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Associate Professor Jennifer Manganello is a health communication scholar whose work focuses on the health of children, adolescents and young adults. Her research involves assessing the effects of media on youth and parents, as well as examining the dissemination of health information to youth and parents using mass media, including social media. She also conducts research that examines how health literacy skills impact parents and youth. Much of her work includes populations affected by health disparities.

Her work incorporates theories, concepts, and methods from the fields of public health and communication, and she has examined a range of topics impacting youth including injury, aggression, and nutrition. She teaches courses related to behavioral health, health communication, media, and health literacy.

Before coming to UAlbany, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication and received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her M.P.H. is from Boston University and her B.A. is from Pomona College.