Culture, community engagement, and health communication: One researcher’s journey through growth of insight and understanding

Wednesday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM

CNM Meeting room, AS6, #03-33

Dr. Warren’s body of work emerges through the lens of Standpoint Theory.  Her research agenda centers on urban health and underserved populations, with a goal of promoting data to decrease health and communication inequalities. This agenda addresses the concepts of culture and health across the life span and across systems in diverse urban contexts particular to African Americans in the United States. Dr. Warren’s presentation highlights key studies and works in progress from her research portfolio. Connections are made between her unique perspective in the areas of information seeking and in community engagement to demonstrate new insights in theory development/adaptation. Dr. Warren also presents research that utilizes these frameworks to further understanding of urban health and communication in virtual and in real world contexts.

Jennifer R. Warren, PhD, CTTS is an Assistant Professor of Health Communication in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Warren’s research utilizes interdisciplinary health communication theories and strategies to better understand community and clinical practices that enhance the health literacy as well as health decision-making and management of chronic disease of medically underserved groups.


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About Gulizar Haciyakupoglu

A PhD Candidate at Communications & New Media Programme, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
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