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Dr. Amy Bleakley was a senior research scientist in the Health Communication group at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC). Her research focuses on investigating media effects on health risk behaviors and using theory to create evidence-based health interventions. While most of her research focuses on youth, specific content areas include sexual behavior, tobacco use, STD/HIV prevention, and obesity-related behaviors, as well as media use and exposure. Dr. Bleakley has methodological and statistical expertise in survey research, structural equation modeling, and theory testing.Dr. Bleakley’s research has been published in numerous academic journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine), Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Health Communication, Health Education and Behavior, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Media Psychology.She received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

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