Mary E. Andrews
- Doctoral Student
- Representative, Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB)
Mary E. Andrews researches the role that identity and social experiences play in processing health-related messages and tests the effectiveness of different health communication interventions in reducing health disparities.
Mary E. Andrews is a doctoral student studying health communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. She uses neuroscience, behavioral, and self-report methods to study how the intersection of identities and social experiences influence the way individuals process different types of messages, and how exposure to messages leads to changes in health behavior. Andrews conducts studies examining the effects of exposure to tobacco advertisements on people from marginalized groups who have been disproportionally harmed by the tobacco industry. She also studies the effectiveness of different types of health communication strategies to reduce health disparities, with a particular interest in narratives.
Doctoral students Mary E. Andrews and Antoine Haywood are recipients of the new Penn Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship, which includes three years of funding.