Three Annenberg Scholars Named LDI Senior Fellows

Amy Bleakley, Daniel Hopkins, and Robin Stevens will be Senior Fellows with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

By Ashton Yount

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) recently named its newest Senior Fellows. Among them were three scholars with ties to the Annenberg School: Amy Bleakley, Daniel Hopkins, and Robin Stevens.

In 1967, just two years after Congress enacted Medicare, LDI was established at the University of Pennsylvania to fill the gaps in the research used to inform health care policymaking. Now one of the world’s leading university-based programs of its kind, LDI and its Senior Fellows are pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research.

Bleakley, a Senior Research Scientist at Annenberg, investigates the intersection of youth, media, and health. Her current research focuses on the behavioral effects of adolescents’ exposure to combinations of risky behavior in entertainment media.

Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences and secondary faculty at Annenberg, Hopkins researches American political behavior and policymaking. He recently studied the role of media framing in shaping attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act.

Stevens, Assistant Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Director of the Health Equity & Media Lab, received her Ph.D. from Annenberg in 2009. Her research integrates public health and communication science to influence the determinates that drive health equity. She specializes in examining the relationship between new and traditional media and adolescent risk behavior.

At LDI’s 2016 kickoff event, each new Senior Fellow shared remarks about their background, research, and collaborations. Audio clips are available on LDI’s website.

Bleakley, Hopkins, and Stevens join several Annenberg faculty already Senior Fellows at LDI, including Joseph Cappella, Robert Hornik, and Amy Jordan.

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