Health Policy, Management, & Behavior
University at Albany, School of Public Health
One University Place, Room 165
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
Phone Number: (518) 402-0304
Fax Number: (518) 402-0414
PhD Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2003
MPH Health Services & Epidemiology Boston University 1996
BA Politics Pomona College 1993
Courses Frequently Taught
HPM525 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (online and in-class)
HPM619 Communication and Public Health
HPM569 Health Literacy
SPH343 Mass Media and Health Behavior (undergraduate)
My work focuses on health communication research and combines ideas from the fields of public health and communication. I study health literacy as well as media effects on attitudes, behaviors, and policies that put young people at risk for negative health outcomes. I apply a broad range of skills and methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and conduct primary data collection and secondary data analysis. My research often includes children, adolescents, and parents, especially those who are from populations affected by health disparities.
Gicevic S, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Manganello
J, Ganter C, Simon C, Newlan S, & Davison K. (In press).
Parenting and childhood obesity research: A quantitative content analysis of
published research 2009-2015. Obesity Reviews.
Aftosmes-Tobio A, Ganter C, Gicevic S, Newlan S, Simon C,
Davison K, & Manganello J. (2016). A systematic review of media
parenting in the context of childhood obesity research. BMC Public
Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2981-5
Manganello JA, Gerstner G, Pergolino K, Graham Y, Strogatz D.
(2016). Media and technology access, use, and preferences for receiving health
information among New York State residents. JMIR Public Health
Manganello JA, Gerstner G, Pergolino K, Graham Y, Falisi A,
& Strogatz D. (2016 online). Health literacy and health information seeking
among New York State residents. Journal of Public Health Management and
Practice. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000366
Manganello JA, Gerstner G, Pergolino K, Graham Y, & Strogatz
D. (2015 online). Media and technology among Hispanics/Latinos in New York:
Implications for health communication programs. Journal of Racial and
Ethnic Health Disparities. doi:10.1007/s40615-015-0169-9
Chisolm DJ, Maganello JA, Kelleher KJ, Marshal MP.
(2014). Health literacy, alcohol expectancies, and alcohol use behaviors
in teens. Patient Education and Counseling. 97(2):291-6.
Manganello J, Smith, K, Sudakow K, & Summers, A. (2012). A content analysis
of food advertisements appearing in parenting magazines. Public Health
Nutrition. Advance access published December 10, 2012, doi:
Smith KC, Girasek DC, Baker SP, Manganello JA, Bowman SM,
Samuels A, Gielen AC. (2012). 'It was a freak accident': an analysis of
the labelling of injury events in the US press. Inj Prev.18(1):38-43.
Manganello JA & Clayman M. (2011). The association of
understanding medical statistics with health information seeking in a national
sample of young adults. Journal of Health Communication,16 Suppl 3:163-76
Maniccia D, Davison K, Marshall S, Manganello J, & Dennison
B. (2011). A meta-analysis of interventions that target children's screen-time
reduction. Pediatrics. 128(1), e193.
Manganello JA & Chauhan A. (2011). Car riding behavior
in television programs watched by adolescents. Journal of Children and Media,
Clayman M, Manganello J, Viswanath K, Hesse BW, & Arora NK.
(2010). Providing health messages to Hispanics/Latinos: Understanding the
importance of language and trust in health information sources. Journal of
Health Communication, 15(S3), 252-263.
Manganello JA & Blake N. (2010). A study of quantitative
content analysis of health messages in U. S. media from 1985-2005. Health
Communication, 25(5), 387-396.
Manganello JA & Taylor C. (2009). Television exposure as a
risk factor for aggressive behavior among 3 year olds. Archives of Pediatrics
and Adolescent Medicine, 163(11), 1037-1045.
Manganello JA, & McKenzie L. (2009). Home and child safety
on reality television. Health Education Research, 24(1), 49-53. Advance access
published January 23, 2008, doi: 10.1093/her/cym088. (Research Brief)
Manganello JA. (2008). Teens, dating violence and media use: A
conceptual model and agenda for future research. Trauma, Violence & Abuse,
Manganello JA, Franzini A, & Jordan A. (2008). Sampling
television programs for content analysis of sex on TV: How many episodes are
enough? Journal of Sex Research, 45(1), 9-16.
Manganello JA. (2008). Health literacy and adolescents: A
framework and agenda for future research. Health Education Research, 23(5),
840-847. Advance access published November 17, 2007, doi: