On Wednesday, February 24, Dr. Amy Jordan, head of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child program, provided testimony at Philadelphia City Council hearings on the complex challenges facing Philadelphia in the fight against obesity. The hearings – part of a larger initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the community – aimed to
On Monday, February 22, APPC’s Annenberg Center for the Advanced Study in Communication (ACASC) held its Spring Youth and Media Colloquium, featuring Vikki Sara Katz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at Rutgers University. Dr. Katz’s talk — “What children’s media brokering can teach us about digital divides and health disparities: A view from an immigrant community” — drew from data collected
Sally Dunlop, Ph.D., a former postdoctoral fellow in APPC’s Annenberg Center for Advanced Study in Communication, and Dan Romer, Ph.D., associate director of APPC and director of its Adolescent Communication Institute, published a health brief, “Adolescent and young adult crash risk: Sensation seeking, substance use propensity and substance use behaviors,” in the Journal of Adolescent Health (vol. 46, 2010).
Michael Hennessy, research analysis manager at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, was lead author of a paper, “Differentiating between precursor and control variables when analyzing reasoned action theoriesm,” co-written with APPC’s Amy Bleakley, Martin Fishbein, and Dan Romer, and colleagues Larry Brown (Brown University), Ralph DiClemente and Laura Salazar (Emory University), Robert Valois (University of