PhD, Stanford University, 1990
MA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1983
BSc, Bucknell University, 1974
Behavioral scientist with nearly 40 years of work in health communication and social & behavior change communication, most of it in international settings. Have lived and worked in 36 countries on a wide range of health and environmental issues including social and behavior change related to reproductive health and family planning, maternal & child health, child survival, nutrition, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, gender, and environmental resource management. Current scholarly and applied interests include health competence as a conceptual framework for health behavior and social change, cultural factors affecting the use and impact of communication in environmental and health promotion programs, mass communication and public discourse about social change, community-based strategies for behavior change communication, and evaluating the long-term impact of integrated, multilevel, multimedia communication programs on health outcomes and social conditions.
Honors and Awards
Ex-Officio Chair of the Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association
Gold Quill Award for Communication Merit, Design of the SeKarang! Campaign in Indonesia, International Association of Business Communicators, June 2002
Excellence in Teaching Award. Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, June 2014.
Excellence in Teaching Award. Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, June 2013.
International Communication Associateion Health Communication Division Top Paper Award 2006. “Social norms, communication and the sustainability of health behavior over time: A multilevel analysis of contraceptive use in Indonesia, 1997-2003” (Storey & Schoemaker). International Communication Association Annual Conference, Dresden, Germany, June 2006.