Amy Riley

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionThomas Jefferson University
DepartmentSchool Of Population Health
Address901 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone000001
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    American University, Washington, D.C.Postdoctoral FellowshipCommunication
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PADrPHCommunity Health and Prevention
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NYMAHealth Education
    New School University, New York, NYBFAMusical Theater

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    Dr. Amy Henderson Riley is an Assistant Professor at the Jefferson College of Population Health. A health communication researcher and practitioner, her work falls at the intersection of communication and public health, and focuses around the theory and practice of entertainment-education (EE), a social and behavior change communication strategy for individual and social change. Having worked in EE both domestically and in multiple countries around the world, she brings a global perspective to the classroom. Examples of her work include evaluation of radio, television, film, and live theater projects spanning public health topics including maternal and child health, women’s health, sexual and reproductive health, health disparities, and education. Dr. Riley earned her DrPH in Community Health and Prevention from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the American University School of Communication, and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She has published in top health communication journals and presented at conferences including APHA, SOPHE, the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, and the International Communication Association.

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    1. Casola AR, Kunes B, Jefferson K, Riley AH. Menstrual Health Stigma in the United States: Communication Complexities and Implications for Theory and Practice. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2021 Feb 22. PMID: 33619886.
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    2. Riley AH, Sangalang A, Critchlow E, Brown N, Mitra R, Campos Nesme B. Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future. Health Commun. 2021 01; 36(1):42-49. PMID: 33225758.
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    3. Riley AH, Slifer L, Hughes J, Ramaiya A. Results from a literature review of menstruation-related restrictions in the United States and Canada. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2020 Jun 21; 25:100537. PMID: 32610221.
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    4. Riley AH, Sood S, Sani M. Narrative Persuasion and Social Norms in Entertainment-Education: Results from a Radio Drama in Mozambique. Health Commun. 2019 Apr 26; 1-10. PMID: 31025883.
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    5. Ataiants J, Cohen C, Riley AH, Tellez Lieberman J, Reidy MC, Chilton M. Unaccompanied Children at the United States Border, a Human Rights Crisis that can be Addressed with Policy Change. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Apr 08. PMID: 28391501.
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    6. Riley AH, Sood S, Mazumdar PD, Choudary NN, Malhotra A, Sahba N. Encoded Exposure and Social Norms in Entertainment-Education. J Health Commun. 2017 Jan; 22(1):66-74. PMID: 28060582.
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    7. Gross K, Brenner JC, Truchil A, Post EM, Riley AH. Building a citywide, all-payer, hospital claims database to improve health care delivery in a low-income, urban community. Popul Health Manag. 2013; 16 Suppl 1:S20-5. PMID: 24070246.
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