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Dr. Guidry presents latest research at DC Health Communication Conference

Apr 29, 2019

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Dr. Jeanine Guidry from the Robertson School (left) and Dr. Kellie Carlyle of VCU's Department of Health Behavior and Policy at the DC Health Communication conference.

Dr. Jeanine Guidry, assistant professor of public relations at the Robertson School of Media and Culture, presented several research studies at the biennial DC Health Communication (DCHC) conference last weekend.

Dr. Guidry moderated a research session on global health communication in Africa and South America and presented two new research projects. One study analyze how psychosocial characteristics relate to a future Zika vaccine uptake among women of reproductive age. Another study examined how the HPV vaccine is discussed and portrayed on the social media platform Pinterest.

In addition, Dr. Guidry co-authored a study on #theblackmancan and #blackboyjoy hashtags and conversation on Instagram with Kofoworola Williams, a doctoral candidate of the VCU Department of Health Behavior and Policy, who presented it at the conference.