News coverage of expert scientific evidence about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but the effect is diminished when that message is juxtaposed with a narrative about real side effects.
TV gun violence in popular prime-time broadcast dramas has increased steadily over almost two decades, paralleling trends in U.S. homicide deaths attributable to firearms, APPC research found.
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
In the American Journal of Public Health, APPC Research Director Dan Romer compares public health strategies for reducing tobacco use in the U.S. with those in Brazil.
A new report from APPC and Penn's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law addresses national security and the Arctic and the emerging climate crisis.
Concerns over infecting others play a greater role in people’s willingness to be vaccinated in sparsely populated areas, according research from APPC and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The holiday season usually has the lowest suicide rates, but news accounts persist in supporting the holiday-suicide myth. While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased risk factors associated with suicide, media should be careful not to make unfounded claims about suicide trends.
APPC stands by its reanalysis showing no clear effect on adolescent suicide from the first season of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why."
Penn's APPC and CERL presented a conference to discuss strategies to address challenges associated with Arctic climate change.
The second edition of "If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder," part of a series overseen by the Annenberg Public Policy Center," has been published by Oxford University Press.