Leah Waks (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1991) is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program in Communication at the University of Maryland. Her main interest is in studying the interplay of cognitions, attitudes, and emotions in decision making in the areas of conflict management and health. She also studies the impact of media messages and culture on decision making approaches. Her current research includes studying the influence of media content on individuals’ attitudes and decision making. Her latest research includes analysis of HPV vaccine coverage on YouTube and a content analysis of HPV vaccine information online.