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Role of Mass Communication to Advance Health Equity: Challenges and Opportunities
April 11th @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
About the Speaker
Sarah Gollust is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is also Senior Advisor of the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to support leaders engaged in research to advance health equity. Gollust is a social scientist studying the intersections of communication, politics, and health policy. In her past research, she has examined media influences and public opinion around significant health policy issues, including obesity, health disparities, the Affordable Care Act, and cancer screening. Gollust was a RWJF Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2010 and she received her PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan. She is a founding member of the Collaborative on Media and Messaging (COMM) for Health and Social Policy.