Why we do what we do
We investigate the influence of communication and culture on individual- and population-level health and health disparities.
We explore how Latino ethnicity and culture interplay with communication access and influence. We conceptualize communication influence to include the information environment and communication-based health promotion interventions. Specifically, we are interested in: (1) Evaluating the influence of the information environment on health behaviors and outcomes; (2) Describing influences on risk factors and health behaviors among Latinos; and (3) Designing health communications for maximum effectiveness among Latinos across the acculturation spectrum. This research employs multiple mixed methods, including primary data collection in the community and analysis of national and state data sets.