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Doctoral Students Collaborate With Philadelphia High School Students on Health Communication Research

Thandi Lyew and Brittany Zulkiewicz worked with local teens through a Penn Graduate Community-Engaged Research Fellowship.

Graduate Student News

Exploring Inequalities in Health Through Cognitive Science and Family Conversation

Doctoral candidate Mary E. Andrews believes that personal stories can help people live healthier lives.


Penn Researchers Receive NIH Grant to ID Barriers to Accepting a Future HIV Vaccine

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Communication has received a $4 million...


Survey Finds Gaps in Knowledge About Maternal Health

New survey data from the Annenberg Public Policy Center reveals that there are substantial gaps in Americans' knowledge about maternal health.


One Way To Reduce Medical Errors? Connect Doctors With Other Doctors.

A new PNAS study led by Professor Damon Centola uncovers how information-sharing networks can improve medical care.


People with a Conspiracy Mindset Resist Childhood Vaccination, Study Shows

In a new study, Professors Dan Romer and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center examined the role that having a conspiracy mindset in 2021 played in reluctance to vaccinate children in 2022.

Undergraduate News

To Spread Important Messages About Teen Mental Health, Make Community Connections

After creating memes and TikToks with Philly high schoolers, Jeffrey Fishman’s senior honors thesis explores how those messages can effectively reach their audience.


Instead of Refuting Misinformation Head-On, Try “Bypassing” It

A new study from Professor Dolores Albarracín has found that redirecting an individual’s attention away from misinformation and toward other beliefs can be just as effective as debunking it.


What Statistics are Most Likely to Promote Positive Actions During a Pandemic?

A new study from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and Research Associate Haesung Annie Jung finds that some COVID statistics are more effective than others at encouraging people to change their behavior.


Annenberg Researchers Receive Medical Communication Grants

One-year grants of $50,000 each were awarded to projects addressing the communication of medical information.