Jennifer Manganello

Jennifer Manganello

Health Policy, Management and Behavior


GEC, 165

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


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.


Research Interests

  • Health literacy
  • Health disparities
  • Media and health
  • Social media and health
  • eHealth
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Maternal and child health


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