Manganello Named to Advisory Board of Policy Instititute
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2017) — Jennifer Manganello, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior
in the School of Public Health
, has been named to the advisory committee of AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute.
Jennifer Manganello studies the dissemination of health information to youth and parents through mass media. (Photo by Paul Miller)
The Translation and Dissemination Institute, created in 2013, helps the field of health services research effectively move its findings into policy and practice, focusing on practical ways to understand, translate and communicate research to meet the needs of various audiences, including improving the quality of information that informs health policy development.
The Institute’s activities are guided by an external Advisory Committee whose members bring expertise from a wide range of disciplines relevant to research translation, dissemination and implementation.
Manganello, the associate dean for research at SPH, is a health communications scholar focused on the health of children, adolescents and young adults. Her research focuses on the effects of mass media on youth and parents, and the dissemination of health information to them through mass media, including social media.
Manganello also has expertise in health literacy and conducts research that focuses on making health information and health research easier to access and understand. She teaches courses related to behavioral health, health communication, media, and health literacy.
Before coming to UAlbany, Manganello was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, her master of public health from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from Pomona College.
For more news, subscribe to UAlbany's RSS headline feeds
A comprehensive public research university, the University at Albany-SUNY offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master's, doctoral and graduate certificate programs. UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as atmospheric and environmental sciences, business, education, public health,health sciences, criminal justice, emergency preparedness, engineering and applied sciences, informatics, public administration, social welfare and sociology, taught by an extensive roster of faculty experts. It also offers expanded academic and research opportunities for students through an affiliation with Albany Law School. With a curriculum enhanced by 600 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers.