Lab News

  • August 2020: Drs. Guidry, Austin, O’Donnell, and Coman present a study on COVID-19 preventive measures at the 2020 virtual AEJMC conference
  • March 2020: A Media+Health Lab team led by Dr. Jeanine Guidry was awarded the International ABERJE Award at the International Public Relations Research Conference for their study of tweets from 12 public health departments worldwide
  • November 2019: Dr. Guidry presents a paper on college students, social media use, and mental health at the APHA (American Public Health Association annual conference) in Philadelphia, PA
  • July 2020: Drs. Guidry, Coman, and O’Donnell publish a study on flu vaccine posts on Pinterest in Vaccine
  • May 2020: Drs. Guidry, Austin, O’Donnell, Coman, Lovari, and Messner publish a study on flu vaccine tweets at two points in the 2018-2019 flu season in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health
  • August 2019: Drs. Guidry, O’Donnell, Lovari, Messner, and Coman receive a top paper award for their study on flu vaccine posts on Twitter in the early vs. peak flu season at the Communicating Health, Environment, and Risk (ComSHER) Division at AEJMC in Toronto, Canada
  • August 2019: Drs. Guidry and O’Donnell receive a top paper award for their study on #BeTheMatch - bone marrow transplant conversations on Reddit - at the Communication Technology Division (CTEC) at AEJMC in Toronto, Canada
  • July 2019: Dr. Jeanine Guidry, Dr. Nicole O’Donnell, Dr. Kellie Carlyle, and Dr. Carrie Miller receive a VCU PeRQ grant to study suicide- and depression-related bystander behaviors and visual social media.
  • July 2019: Jeanine Guidry and Dr. Candace Burton present a paper on the #WhyIdidntreport conversation on Twitter at the IAMCR conference in Madrid, Spain
  • July 2019: Jeanine Guidry presents a paper on flu vaccine posts on Pinterest at the IAMCR conference in Madrid, Spain
  • May 2019: Dr. Jeanine Guidry presents two papers at the International Communication Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. - one on suicide-related conversations on Pinterest, and one on social media posts related to the Parkland mass shooting in 2018.
  • April 2019: Dr. Jeanine Guidry presents two papers at the DC Health Communication Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • March 2019: Dr. Jeanine Guidry presents three papers at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • January 2019: Dr. Jeanine Guidry, Dr. Nicole O’Donnell, and Prof. Jay Adams are named AEJMC Emerging Scholars and receive a grant to test visual message characteristics focused on affecting pro-environmental behaviors, perceived threat, perceived efficacy, and behavioral intent. 
  • January 2019: Dr. Jeanine Guidry publishes study on chronic pain discussions & social media platform Pinterest in Health Education and Behavior
  • January 2019: Dr. Nicole O’Donnell, Dr. Jeanine Guidry, and Prof. Jay Adams are awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to promote public health and eco-system health in the James River