Jennifer Manganello

Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH

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

The World Within Reach

 

Education

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

Research Interests

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.

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught:

HPM525 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (online and in-class)
HPM619 Communication and Public Health (online and in-class)
HPM569 Health Literacy
SPH343 Mass Media and Health Behavior (undergraduate)

Publications

Recent Publications

  • Massey P, Kim M*, Dalrymple P, Rogers M, Hawthorne K, & Manganello JA. Visualizing patterns and trends of 25 years of published health literacy research. In press at Health Literacy Research and Practice.
  • Manganello JA, Colvin KF, Chisolm DJ, Arnold C, Hancock J*, & Davis T. (2017 online). Validation of the Rapid Estimate for Adolescent Literacy in Medicine Short-Form (REALM-TeenS). Pediatrics, 139(5), e20163286. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3286
  • Clouston S, Manganello JA, Richards, M. (May 2017). A life course approach to health literacy: The role of gender, education attainment, and lifetime cognitive capability. Age and ageing, 46(3), 493-499. Advance access published December, 2016. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afw229
  • Massey P, Manganello JA, Langellier B, & Senell T. (2017). Nativity and language preference as drivers of health information seeking: Examining differences and trends from a U.S. population-based survey. Ethnicity & Health, 22(6), 596-609. Advance access published October, 2016. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2016.1244745
  • Davidson K, Gicevic S*, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Ganter C, Simon C, Newlan S, & Manganello J. (2016). What about dads? A quantitative content analysis of father's representation in childhood obesity research. American Journal of Public Health. Advance access published October, 2016. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303391
  • Manganello JA & Sojka C*. (July 2016). An exploratory study of health literacy and African American adolescents. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 39(3), 221-239. doi: 10.1080/24694193.2016.1196264
  • Manganello JA, Falisi A*, Roberts K, Smith K, & McKenzie L. (June 2016). Pediatric injury information seeking for mothers with young children: The role of health literacy and eHealth Literacy. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 9(3), 223-231. doi: 10.1080/17538068.2016.1192757
  • Gicevic S, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Manganello J, Ganter C, Simon C, Newlan S, & Davison K. (2016). Parenting and childhood obesity research: A quantitative content analysis of published research 2009-2015. Obesity Reviews, 17(8), 647-793.
  • 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 Surveill. doi:10.2196/publichealth.4442
  • 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.
  • Davison K, Gicevic S, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Ganter C, Simon C, Newlan S, & Manganello J. (In press). What about dads? A quantitative content analysis of fathers’ representation in childhood obesity research. American Journal of Public Health.
  • Manganello JA, Falisi A, Roberts K, Smith K, & McKenzie L. (2016 online). Pediatric injury information seeking for mothers with young children: The role of health literacy and eHealth literacy. Journal of Communication in Healthcare