Full recording for Dr. Moran’s insightful talk on the role of communication science in policy and regulatory decision making is now available on our YouTube Channel! Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmJF_IRSOU
Dr. Meghan Moran is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, jointly appointed in the Oncology Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a health communication scholar studying how health information can best be communicated to individuals in different contexts and through different channels. Her expertise is in health communication and persuasion, message design, media effects and health behavior. She studies both micro-level processes of persuasion and social influence, as well as the more macro-level health communication that occurs in society. Areas of interest include tobacco control and policy, vaccination behaviors, cannabis policy, and cancer prevention. Much of Dr. Moran’s current research uses communication science to inform regulatory policy, specifically in the areas of tobacco and cannabis. She has also conducted research examining vaccine hesitancy and effective strategies for vaccine promotion, and strategies for increasing cancer screening. Dr. Moran earned her PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, and her B.A. in Communication and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.