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Race, Place, & Digital Space: Using Health Communication to Achieve Health Equity

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:25pm

Virtual Event

In this talk, Dr. Robin Stevens will present her work on HIV and substance misuse prevention, drawing from her multi-method research with Black and Latinx youth. Areas of focus will include the art and science of community engaged research and leveraging the digital neighborhood as a site for health communication.

Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH is a health communication scholar focused on achieving health equity in African American and Latinx communities in the United States. Dr. Stevens uses digital epidemiology to investigate sexual health, mental health and substance use in in the context of the digital neighborhood. She uses interdisciplinary community-engaged approaches to improve the health and well-being of youth of color. Her work is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Stevens is an Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, USC and the Director of the Health Equity & Media Lab. She received her AB from Harvard College, MPH from University of Michigan, and PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow in Critical Race and Digital Studies Working group, and a proud Philadelphian. Communicate with her on Twitter @DrRobinStevens.

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