Elihu Katz Colloquim: Sylvia Chou, National Cancer Institute

January 27, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Hybrid Event: Annenberg Room 500 and on Zoom
Audience Open to the Public

Title and Abstract Forthcoming

About the Speaker

Sylvia Chou Headshot

Dr. Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou a Program Director in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch in the Behavioral Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. A prolific health communication scholar, Dr. Chou has led several NIH initiatives on the impact of the evolving communication landscape on public health and cancer control. Trained as a sociolinguist, she has expertise in mixed methods analyses of patient-provider interactions, end-of-life discourse, and personal narratives. Chou’s current research centers on health misinformation on social media and recently served as a guest editor on a special issue on health misinformation for the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Since 2020, she has been guiding federal COVID-19 communication efforts (including a recent detail to the Department of Health and Human Services) by applying social science to address vaccine hesitancy, foster vaccine confidence, and inform health communication during the public health crisis. Dr. Chou completed a post-doctoral fellowship with NCI’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and received MS and PhD degrees in linguistics from Georgetown University, and a Master Degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley. 

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