Research and Creative Activity

Research and Creative Activity

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Our faculty are on the cutting edge of journalism and mass communications. Combining leading research and creative activity with deep professional expertise, we seek to support, inform and shape the future of media and communication.

Areas of Expertise

Public Insight Lab

The Public Insight Lab conducts social media research with collaborators across campuses and the community to power insights that inform action, fueled by cutting edge software and the skills of our faculty, students and affiliates.

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Consortium for Health Promotion and Translational research

The Consortium for Health Promotion and Translational Research (CHPTR) is an impetus for funded research in strategic campaigns and translational sciences in science, technology, engineering, math and health.

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Research News

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Designing Effective Health Messaging with Ciera Kirkpatrick Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 1:00pm

As the pandemic settled in, Ciera Kirkpatrick was a new mom working on her doctorate, a double challenge added to the already tall order of first-time motherhood. Kirkpatrick reflected her experience in her dissertation, studying how social media depictions of motherhood can affect how women perceive their own experience. It informs her broader interest in how media messages influence people’s health-related decisions.

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Valerie Jones at the research slam
Jones wins the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 11:15am

Valerie Jones, Seaton Distinguished Professor of advertising and public relations, was voted the winner by attendees, earning a $1,000 prize to go toward her research at the fifth annual Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam.

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Walsh named Center for Transformative Teaching Ambassador Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 2:15pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications assistant professor Jessica Walsh has been named a Center for Transformative Teaching (CTT) Ambassador. Walsh completed the ambassador level of the Reflective Practitioner Program.

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