Amy Jordan

Studying Health Behavior Change: Research Methods @ the UPenn PRC with Director Kevin Volpp

Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and researchers Frances Barg, PhD, Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Amy Jordan, PhD, and Jason Karlawish, MD, discuss their approaches to health behavior change research in a video about research methods at the UPenn PRC.  


PRC C&D Core Director Amy Jordan Presides Over 66th Annual International Communication Conference

  PRC Communication and Dissemination Core Director Amy Jordan presided over the 66th Annual International Communication Association Conference held in Fukuoka Japan from June 9th to 13th.  Her presidential address,  entitled “Digital Media Use and the Experience of Childhood”, argued … Read more


Getting The Word Out: Helping Scientists Engage with The Public

In conjunction with Penn’s 2015-2016 Year of Discovery and the CPHI Seminar Series From Innovation to Dissemination, The Center for Public Health Initiatives and the UPenn PRC present: “Getting The Word Out:  Helping Scientists Engage with the Public” with Maiken Scott … Read more


Amy Jordan, PhD, UPenn PRC researcher, speaks at Ben-Gurion University dedication

UPenn PRC Core Lead and Researcher, Amy Jordan, PhD, was invited to speak at the dedication of The Elihu Katz Collection in Communication Studies at the Zalman Aranne Central Library of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Elihu Katz, … Read more


How Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverage-Related Public Service Advertisements Influence Parents?

http://abs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/07/21/0002764215596556.full.pdf?ijkey=TAmZMqGZYxGrI2w&keytype=finite UPenn PRC’s Amy Jordan PhD, Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, and Andrew Strasser, PhD, using a novel experimental approach, identifying the effectiveness of distinct persuasive strategies used in audiovisual (television-format) public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to … Read more


Do Emotional Appeals in Public Service Advertisements Influence Adolescents’ Intention to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages?

A new study by PRC researchers Amy Bleakley, Amy Jordan, Karen Glanz, and Andrew Strasser published in the Journal of Health Communication is the first to test the effect of persuasive strategies used in public service ad campaigns aimed at … Read more