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 literacy; health disparities; mass media; social media; media campaigns; health information seeking.

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Associate Professor Jennifer Manganello is a health communication scholar whose work focuses on the health of youth and families, including children, adolescents, young adults and parents. Her research looks at the effects of media on health, and the dissemination of health information using different technologies, including social media. She also conducts research that examines how health literacy impacts health. Much of her work includes populations affected by health disparities.

Her work uses 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.