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20072022

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Dr. Christopher McKinley specializes in health communication. In particular, he examines the role that virtual (social media, websites) and face-to-face messages play in shaping individual’s health perceptions and behaviors. Dr. McKinley’s research addresses important public health issues, including, but not limited to, binge drinking, childhood obesity, disordered eating habits, and mental health concerns. His research has been published in Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, and Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. His current research interests center on narrative persuasion as well as the influence of social media on health prevention behaviors.

Research interests

Addresses important public health issues, including, but not limited to, binge drinking, childhood obesity, disordered eating habits, and mental health concerns.

Scholarly Interests

Center on narrative persuasion as well as the influence of social media on health prevention behaviors.

Teaching

Dr. McKinley serves as the area coordinator for communication studies. The courses he teaches include, Introduction to Health Communication, E-Health Communication, Health and Mass Media, and Health Communication Theory. The aim of these courses is for students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become health communication specialists, health advocates, and/or health marketing professionals.

Faculty/Media Expert

Expert on health communication, and health and mass media.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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