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- New Study on COVID-19 Related Political Advertising and the 2020 Presidential Election
IHSP faculty, Beth McGinty and Adam Levine, along with Colleen Barry (JHSPH), Hahrie Han (JHU), and Erika Franklin Fowler (Wesleyan Media Project) will examine the association between COVID-19 related political advertising and: (1) perceptions of the importance of COVID-19 as a voting issue and (2) vote choice. The researchers will study how different types of COVID-19 political messages in political advertisements influenced vote choice. Specifically, they will consider: public health-focused messages (e.g., importance of masks); hopeful/optimistic COVID-19 messages (e.g., “winning the COVID-19 war”); messages about the severity of the COVID-19 crisis (e.g., COVID-19 death count); and messages focused on scientific expertise (e.g., “the research says…”). The proposed study will add to a small but growing body of research on how public health-related content embedded in political advertising can influence audiences’ political and policy preferences. Findings from this line of inquiry can inform whether and how campaigns emphasize public health issues in their advertising. Stay tuned for more on this study.
- IHSP's Op-Eds on COVID-19
- IHSP welcomes Yeeli Mui, PhD, MPH
- Yeeli Mui, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Department of International Health and a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Obesity and the Food System. Her research program focuses on strengthening policy to create equitable, sustainable, and healthy communities. Mui applies an urban planning lens to obesity prevention and food systems that enables critical examination of the relationships between food and other systems of the built environment, such as land use and housing. Part of a multi-country effort, she is leading an interdisciplinary team to mitigate food inequities of small-scale farmers experiencing urbanization and climate change pressures in Kerala, India. Mui is also evaluating the role of collective efficacy and collaborative governance models to drive policy and food systems change at the local level in different U.S. cities.
- 2019 Delta Omega Inductee
- On behalf of the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Health Policy and Management, we would like to congratulate Jenna Bluestein, MPP '19, on her induction into the John's Hopkins Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. As a MPP student, Jenna worked with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition to advocate for the establishment of safe consumption sites in Baltimore. She also worked with IHSP faculty from the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research to co-author a peer-reviewed article on efforts to establish safe consumption sites in five jurisdictions across the United States. Jenna is a leader, and this honor recognizes her current and future contributions to the field of public health!
- Grants awarded
- Alyssa Moran, ScD, MPH is the Principal Investigator and is partnering with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to collect baseline data on fast-food restaurant meal orders and dietary intake from children dining at fast-food restaurants in Philadelphia, PA as part of a large-scale evaluation of healthy default beverage laws.
- Craig E. Pollack, MD, MHS, is the Principal Investigator and recipient of a $100,000 grant from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Pollack and colleagues will merge data from the National Health Interview Survey with data on housing constructed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to study the health status of children who live in housing constructed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - the nation's largest funder of affordable housing.
- Beth McGinty, PhD, MS, is the recipient of a $50,000 President’s Frontier Award for her proposal Studying Strategies to Increase Public and Decision maker Support for Medication Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. This study will use randomized message testing experiments to examine strategies designed to persuade the public and key decision makers, including healthcare leaders, of the importance, effectiveness and feasibility of using evidence-based medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
- Alyssa Moran, ScD, MPH, is one of nine researchers to receive funding from Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which focuses on promoting healthy eating among children. Her research will examine the incremental and combined impact of participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and receiving housing assistance on nutrition and health in U.S children
- We Stand With Public Health-Live Webcast, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11am-Noon, EST
Join us for a special "We Stand with Public Health" webcast to learn more about the pressure and threats our public health officials face and what we can do together to protect them. We will share data about the extent of the problem, several public health officials will share personal stories, and we will share a call to action to address these troubling realities.
This important conversation will be moderated by Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement Joshua Sharfstein, MD, and will include state and local public health officials from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the Big Cities Health Coalition.