Akila-Ka Ma'at

Akila-Ka Ma'at

Akila-Ka Ma'at

Assistant Professor

Critical Health Communication, Black Health, Community Participatory Engagement, Chronic Disease, Clinical Outcomes, Health Disparities & Inequities, Social Determinants, Structural Racism, Psychosocial Factors, Digital Health, Health Information Seeking, Intervention Development and Dissemination, Message and Survey Development and Evaluation

Dr. Akila Ka Ma'at holds joint positions in the Department of Communication, and Women and Gender Studies, and African and African American Studies Program. Jennifer R. Warren is Dr. Ma'at's given name and the one she publishes under.

As an awarded sociobehavioral, critical health communication community-based scholar, Dr. Ma'at was Assistant Professor of Health Communication at Rutgers University for 10 years, until she left to found the Center for African American Health Disparities Education and Research (CAAHDER), Inc. 501(c)3 in 2017, a community-based health organization serving Black American populations primarily through community-based intervention, health education, and mentorship of Black women college/university students in health disparities research, health services, health research, and outreach, which has gain national status and international recognition.

Dr. Ma'at was a consultant to the New Jersey Department of Public Health in Diabetes and Cancer Control and Prevention. She has conducted community assessments (tobacco use, senior health, cardiovascular disease) for Public Housing Authorities in New Jersey, Illinois, and Kentucky, mobilized seniors citizens in NJ to address low income housing quality inequities, and developed certificate programming in the health sciences for workforce development and continuing medical education programming. 

To continue and expand her research into the Metro DC area, in 2021 Dr. Ma'at stepped down as Executive Director of CAAHDER to assume the position as Principal Health Research Consultant in order to bridge CAAHDER’s critical work with her new role as Faculty at George Mason University.

Dr. Ma'at is an official provider of continuing education credits in pubic health, is a certified in Diversity and Inclusive Leadership, as a Chronic Care Professional Health Coach (CCPHC), in HIPPA, Cultural Competence and Social, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Research. She received training from the World Health Organization in COVID-19 Infection Control and Prevention and in COVID-19: Operational Planning Organization, Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to Support Country Preparedness and Response. Dr. Ma'at obtained training in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma From the Wales Health Consortium

Dr. Ma'at is an expert in social scientific and behavioral health research and qualitative research methodologies, health curricula development, community-based participatory engagement, digital health, multidisciplinary and translational research and in targeted evidence-based health message development/dissemination and community-engaged health work to motivate behavior change.

She has more than two decades of experience in conceptualizing, managing, and developing health programs, intervention strategy, and health program planning, development, execution and evaluation as well as in multi-program supervision and management. Dr. Ma'at is a seasoned health communication expert who uses various modalities to disseminate innovative messages to community members, health practitioners, and stakeholders. Dr. Ma'at works effectively across diverse peoples, systems, and environments. As an advocate and educator, Dr. Ma'at has more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reports and over 70 presentations at scientific venues, and has received numerous awards/honors for her research.

Current Research

Through multidisciplinary and critical health communication lenses, Dr. Ma’at seeks understanding of how structural racism and discrimination impacts how medically-underserved populations construct, communicate, and understand the concept of health. This work also involves examining how these social institutions propagate social constructions of Black health that reify stereotypes/racism and how they enforce structural inequities through practices, policies, and privileged belief systems.

Understanding the confluence of health inequities, and how these factors collectively function to impact health decision making, chronic disease risk, and health behaviors (i.e., cardiovascular health, reproductive health, nicotine addiction, and mental health) is crucial to the dissemination and implementation of promising or evidence-based interventions.

This research is essential because, while the investigation of health disparities and the social determinants is crucial, structural inequities are the source of these observed disparities. Thus, continued efforts in deciphering how to assess and measure their impact on health and their contributions to health inequities are critical.

Inequities are created when barriers prevent individuals and communities from accessing the conditions to reach their full health potential. This line is inquiry encompasses a community-driven participatory approach. Disenfranchised, medically underserved translate their experiences through projects that assert individual and community agency in communicating meanings of health, and co-constructing health challenges/solutions. They also participate in the development of deep structure interventions that not only considers the intersectionality of identities and facilitates tailored knowledge of chronic disease and illness but also increases structural competency to resist the impact inequities on individual, community, and population health.

All Dr. Ma'at research is tied to above lenses and Black Feminism.

Her current projects include (Grad students bolded; Undergrad underlined) 

  • 12-year NHANES trend analysis: Communicating the impact of sleep duration on cardiovascular disease among Black women. (Data Analysis)

    Black women have the highest CVD morbidity and mortality rate compared to women across race and ethnicity in America There is a known association between sleep duration and CVD risk among Black women. Yet, there is scant literature in this area. Our study seeks to advance the science through a Root Cause Analysis.

    Team Members: Dr. Ma'at, Rezaul Ripon, Ashley and Briana Dawson

  • Prenatal, postpartum depression, and birth outcomes among Black women: Translational 12-year NHANES trend analysis (Data Analysis)

    Black women and infants have the highest morbidity and mortality rates compared to women across race and ethnicity. Understanding this health disparity is critical. Our study will translate NHANES data within a structural racism framework to further the science regarding the causal relationship between racism and Black women's reproductive health. This is a collaboration with UPenn

    Team Members: Dr. Ma'at and Drs. Trout and Heather Clarke, Karen Grace, Katey Mari, Rochelle Mhone, Adebanke Loveth AdebayoSophia Payton, Shanee T. Rodney

  • Community Assessment of Racial Experience and Stress (CARES) among Perinatal Black Women

    This study evaluates the relationship of racial stress on clinical birth outcomes. We will also collect biochemical data to assess stress. Currently, preparing to pilot test the survey instrument.

    Team Members: Drs. Ma'at, Hoke, Trout, Clarke, and Grace, Katey Mari, Rochelle Mhone, Adebanke Loveth AdebayoSophia Payton, Shanee T. Rodney

  • Know Your Heart: Instagram Heart Health Intervention for Black Women

    This social media health communication campaign is to research and address knowledge gaps that may exist around the cardiovascular system, cardiac and vascular diseases, risks, and prevention. 

    Team Members: Dr. Ma'at, India Washington, Sahana Natajaran, Ashley and Briana Dawson

  • Systematic Literature Review of Representations of Black Women and their Health in Health Communication Journal
     
    As an exploratory method, this systematic review seeks to assess the ways in which Black women's reproductive health is characterized and the representational cost and benefits within Health Communication across 20 years and within the field of Health Communication.

    Team Members: Dr. Ma'at, RA (TBD), Work Study Students (TBD)

  • Systematic Literature Review of Alzheimer's among Black Women and Men (analysis stage)

Alzheimer's disease is now more prevalent among Black Americans. The question this raises is why? Thus, this comprehensive literature review seeks to answer this question through assess factors such as genetics, clinical trials, and social determinants.

Team Members: Dr. Ma'at, Montana Flowers, Rikiyah Mixson

 

 

Selected Publications

  1. Warren, J. R. (Accepted). A retrospective quasi-qualitative synthesis of the literature to identify and evaluate communication processes in community-campus partnerships to address health disparities. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  2. Warren, J. R. (2021). COVID-19: A epidemiological and empirical investigation of Non-Hispanic Black American seniors and low income congregate housing. International Journal of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
  3. Warren, J. (2020) We have a Role to Play: American Sierra Leoneans communicating the impact of the Ebola Virus locally and across the Diaspora. Public Health
  4. Warren, J. R. & White, B. M. (2020). A translational science approach to community-based participatory research using methodological triangulation. Journal of Public Health
  5. White, B. M., Rochell, J., Warren, J. R. (2019) Promoting cardiovascular health for African American women: An Integrative Review of Journal of Women’s Health, DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7580.
  6. Warren, J. R. & White, B. M. (2018) Rationale, design and methods of “Set the Rules”: a tailored peer-to- peer health information International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,15(11), 2391.
  7. Williams, A. O., Warren, J. R., Kurlander, L & Suaray, M. (2018) Critical communications: A retrospective look at the use of social media among American Sierra Leoneans during the Ebola Outbreak. Journal of Social Media and Society, (7)1, 366-380
  8. Warren, J. R. (2016). Communicating identity congruence in e-health information seeking: A preliminary Health Systems, (5)1, 43-51. DOI: 10.1057/hs.2014.24/. Published online January 16, 2015: https://secure.palgravejournals.com/hs/journal/v5/n1/abs/hs201424a.html. DOI: 10.1057/hs.2014.24/.

Expanded Publication List

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (Student names underlined)

  1. Warren, J. R. (Accepted). A retrospective quasi-qualitative synthesis of the literature to identify and evaluate communication processes in community-campus partnerships to address health disparities. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  2. Warren, J. R. (2021). COVID-19: A epidemiological and empirical investigation of Non-Hispanic Black American seniors and low income congregate housing. International Journal of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
  3. Warren, J. (2020) We have a Role to Play: American Sierra Leoneans communicating the impact of the Ebola Virus locally and across the Diaspora. Public Health
  4. Warren, J. R. & White, B. M. (2020). A translational science approach to community-based participatory research using methodological triangulation. Journal of Public Health
  5. White, B. M., Rochell, J., Warren, J. R. (2019) Promoting cardiovascular health for African American women: An Integrative Review of Journal of Women’s Health, DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7580.
  6. Warren, J. R. & White, B. M. (2018) Rationale, design and methods of “Set the Rules”: a tailored peer-to- peer health information International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,15(11), 2391.
  7. Williams, A. O., Warren, J. R., Kurlander, L & Suaray, M. (2018) Critical communications: A retrospective look at the use of social media among American Sierra Leoneans during the Ebola Outbreak. Journal of Social Media and Society, (7)1, 366-380
  8. Warren, J. R. (2016). Communicating identity congruence in e-health information seeking: A preliminary Health Systems, (5)1, 43-51. DOI: 10.1057/hs.2014.24/. Published online January 16, 2015: https://secure.palgravejournals.com/hs/journal/v5/n1/abs/hs201424a.html. DOI: 10.1057/hs.2014.24/.
  9. Warren, J. R. & Cantona, D. (2013) Urban, low income African American light smokers: Perceptions of cessation counseling. Journal for Health Care of the Poor and Underserved, (24)3, 1306-1316.
  10. Warren, J. R. & Sukumar, A. (2013). Identity-congruent communication in web interface design: The case of medically underserved Howard Journal of Communications, (24)4, 348-369.
  11. Warren, R. (2013). Community-based preferences for e-smoking cessation. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, (14)1, 1-9.
  12. Warren, J. R., Sloan, P., Allen, M., & Okuyemi, K. S. (2010). Young children's secondhand smoke: Insights from a community-based participatory research project. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, (39)6S1, S44-S47.
  13. Okuyemi, , Thomas, J., Warren, J. R., Hongfei, G, & Ahluwalia, J. (2010). Relationship between smoking reduction and cessation among light smokers. Journal of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, (12)10, 1005-1010.
  14. Warren, J. R., Thomas, J., Lundgren, B., Okuyemi, K., & Ahluwalia, J. (2010). Development and validation of the multidimensional measure of stress (MMoS) among African American light Journal of the National Medical Association, (102)10, 890-897.
  15. Warren, J. R., Allen M. L, Hopfer, S & Okuyemi, K. S. (2010) Contextualizing single parent- preadolescent drug use Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, (11)1, 29-33.
  16. Warren, J. R., Hecht, M.L., Jung, E., Kvasny, L., & Henderson, M. (2010). Ethnic and class-based identities on the World Wide Web: Moderating the effects of self-perceived information seeking/finding and internet self-efficacy. Communication Research (37)5, 674-702.
  • Warren, J. R., Kvasny, L., Hecht, M. L., Burgess, D., Ahluwalia, J. S., & Okuyemi, K. S. (2010).

Barriers, control and identity in health information seeking: Listening to lower income African American women. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (3)3, 68-90.

  1. Warren, J. R., Okuyemi, K., Hongfei, G, Thomas, J. & Ahluwalia, J. (2010). Predicting secondhand smoke restrictions among African American light smokers. American Journal of Health Behavior (34)1, 110-118
  2. Burgess, , Warren, J. R., Phelan, S., Dovidio, J., & van Ryn, M (2010). Stereotype threat and health disparities: What medical educators and future physicians need to know. Journal of Internal General Medicine (34)Supplement 2, 169-177.
  3. Warren, J. R., Allen, M., Okuyemi, K., Kvasny, L., & Hecht, M. L. (2009). Targeting single parents in preadolescent substance use prevention: Internet characteristics and information relevance. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 7(4), 400-412.
  4. Warren, J.R., Wagstaff, D.A., Hecht, M.L., & Elek, E. (2008). The effects of Mexican origin family structure on parental monitoring and preadolescent substance use expectancies and substance Journal of Substance Use (13)4, 283-292.
  5. Ndiaye, K., Krieger, J. R., Warren, J. R., Hecht, M, & Okuyemi, K. (2008). Health disparities and discrimination: Three Journal of Health Disparities and Research (2)2, 51-72
  6. Hecht, L, Warren, J. R., Wagstaff, D., & Elek, E. (2008). Substance use, resistance skills, decision making, and refusal efficacy among Mexican and Mexican American preadolescents. Health Communication (23)4, 329- 357.
  • Warren, R., Hecht, M. L, Wagstaff, D., Elek, E., Ndiaye, K., Marsiglia, F. F., & Dustman, P. (2006).Communicating prevention: The effects of the keepin’ it REAL classroom videotapes and televised PSAs on middle-school students’ substance use. Journal of Applied Communication Research. (34)2, 210- 228.
  1. Hendrix, G., Jackson II, R. L., & Warren, J. R. (2003). Shifting academic landscapes: Exploring co- identities and critical progressive pedagogy. Communication Education (52)3/4, 177-190.

 

 

PEER-REVIEWED CHAPTERS

  1. Warren, J. R. (2014). Personal influences on health disparities. In T. L. Thompson & T. G. Golson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication, 2nd Edition, (pp. 1017-1018). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
  2. Ndiaye, K., Krieger, J. R., Warren, J. R., & Hecht, M. (2011). Communication and health disparities. In
  3. L. Thompson, R. Parrot, & J. F. Nussbaum (Ed). The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication, 1st Edition, (pp 469-481). New York, NY: Routledge Publishing
  4. Jackson, R. L., Warren, J. R., Pitts, J., & Wilson, K. B. (2007). It is not my responsibility to teach culture! White graduate teaching assistants negotiating identity and pedagogy. In L. Cooks (Ed.), Whiteness, pedagogy, and performance, (pp. 67-86), Landham, MD: Lexington Books.
  5. Kvasny, L & Warren, J. R. (2006). The representation and performance of menu-driven identities in online health portals. In E. Trauth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Technology and Gender, (pp. 745-751), Hershey: Idea Group
  6. Hecht, M. L. & Warren, J. R. (2006). Constructing mentoring relationships through everyday talk. In J. Wood and S. Duck (Eds.), Composing Relationships, (pp 156-165). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  7. Hecht, M. L., Warren, J. R., Jung, E., & Krieger, J. (2005). The communication theory of identity: Development, theoretical perspective, and future directions. In W. Gudykunst (Ed), Theorizing about Intercultural Communication, (pp. 257-278). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW/REVISE (Student names underlined)

  1. Warren, J. R. (2021). eHealth and place-based identity: A comprehensive analytical approach. (Revision/Resubmit), Health System
  2. Warren, J. R. (2021). Internalized racial oppression and the development of equitable collection action interventions in cardiovascular health. (Revision), Targeting Journal of the Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
  3. Warren, J. R., Hopfer, S., Fields, E.. Hecht, M. H., Belue, R., & Miller-Day, M. (2021). Formative development process of a preventive health kiosk for HPV vaccination (Major Revision) Journal of Women’s Health

 

MANUSCRIPTS/PROJECTS IN PROGRESS (Student names underlined)

  1. Warren, J. R. & Ripon, R. 12-year NHANES trend analysis: Communicating the impact of sleep duration on cardiovascular disease among Black women. (Analysis Complete)
  2. Warren, J.R. & Ripon, R. 12-year NHANES trend analysis: Prenatal, postpartum depression, and birth outcomes among Black women .(Analysis Complete)
  3. Warren, J., Flowers, M., Mixson, R., & Cribb, S. A. Making sense of the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease among African Americans: A critical literature review. (Analysis Complete)
  4. Warren, J. R. Intersecting identities and drug use discourse among low income single, Black American mothers. (Analysis Complete)
  5. Warren, J. R. Exploring Black American women’s communication on cardiovascular disease, health risks, and intervention preferences. (Data Analysis)
  6. Warren, J. , Hoke, M., & Mary, K. Community assessment of racial experiences, stress, and birth outcomes among perinatal Black women. (Data Collection – Collaboration with University of Pennsylvania)
  7. Warren, J. R. Testing loss/gain messaging to increase vaccination uptake among Black Americans. (Message development & dissemination – Partnership with Center for African American Health, Denver, CO)
  1. Warren, J. Cultural healing engagement to increase vaccination uptake among Black Americans.(Intervention in development – Partnership with Queen’s Village, Denver, CO)

Grants and Fellowships

Approved - Extramural:

2021-2022 “Community Assessment of Racial Experiences and Stress (C.A.R.E.S) for Black Pregnant Women”.

Applicant: Dr. Morgan Hoke, University of Pennsylvania.

Funding Agency: University of Pennsylvania

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

2021-2022 “Know you heart:” Cardiovascular education campaign for African American women.

Applicant: Center for African American Health Disparities Education and Research, Inc. 501(c)3.

Funding Agency: Abbott Medical Devices

Role: Principal Investigator

2019 - 2021 “Perceptions of cardiovascular health among African-American women in public housing” College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky 

BM White (PI) | Role: Co-investigator

2018-2020 “Moving toward a healthier future: nutritional and physical activity programming for public housing residents”

Applicant Organizations: Trenton Housing Authority and Center for African American Health Disparities Education and Research, Inc. (501(c)3)

Funding Agency: New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (Amount: $20,000)

Role: PI/Project Director

Approved – Intramural:

2017-2018  “Housing, health, and life quality: senior/disabled residents of multi-unit public housing”

Funding Agency: School of Communication, Rutgers University (Amount: $15,000)

Role: PI

2016-2017 “Validating Identity-Congruence in e-Health Information Seeking”

Funding Agency: University Research Council, Rutgers University (Amount: $10,000)

Role: PI

2015-2016  “Barriers to crisis communication within U.S. Sierra Leone communities” Funding Agency: University Research Council Grant Program, Rutgers University 

Role: PI

Education

2006-2009 Post-Doctoral Associate: Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR), University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities
Mentor: Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH; Past Director, PHDR; Director, Community Engagement Core, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota
Research areas: Addiction Medicine, Cancer/Tobacco control and prevention, Intervention research/Clinical Trials, Community engagement, Public health, Biomedical science

2002-2006 PhD: Communication Arts and Sciences (Study area: Health Communication), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. (conferred August 2006)
• Advisor: Michael L. Hecht, PhD; Distinguished Professor, Pennsylvania State University
• Research areas: Health Communication, Substance Use Prevention

1999-2001 MA: Culture and Communication (Study area: Computer-Mediated Communication), New York University, New York, NY (conferred September 2001)
• Advisor: Sue Barnes, PhD; Associate Professor, Fordham University
• Research areas: Communication Science and Digital Media Ethnography

1997-1999 BS: Culture and Communication (Minor: Anthropology), New York University, New York, NY (conferred May 1999).
• Research Areas: Communication Science and Education
• Graduated magna cum laude

Recent Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Student names underlined)

  1. Warren, J. R . Contextualizing COVID-19 Epidemiological Data: A Retrospective Study of Black Seniors Living in Congregant Public Housing. Poster, June 2021, Annual Research Meeting.
  2. Warren, J. Structural Racism and Internalized Racial Oppression: Implications for Cardiovascular Health and Health Care. Poster, June 2021, Annual Research Meeting
  3. Warren, J. R. Public housing and seniors: An incongruent match for COVID-19. Oral. 2021 Black Summit Conference, Denver, CO.
  4. Warren, J. R. Health self-advocacy. Oral/Workshop. 2021 Black Summit Conference, Denver, CO.
  5. Warren, J. R. & White, B. M. Ideology of Oppression and its impact on cardiovascular health among African American women living in public Oral. 2020 American Public Health Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.
  6. Rochel, J., Walker, L., Sullivan, A., Smith, I., Brigham, L, James, C., Warren, J. R., White, B. M. “Perceptions of healthy eating to promote heart health among Black women living in public housing: A Pilot Study. 2020 American Public Health Annual Conference. Poster. San Francisco, CA
  7. Rochel, J, Walker, T., Rochel, J., Sullivan, A., James, C, Brunson, J.,Warren, J. R., White, B. M. Barriers to physical inactivity among Black women in public housing. 2020 American Public Health Annual Conference. Poster. San Francisco, CA.
  8. White, B. M., Rochel, J., Warren, J. R. Strategies used to tailor cardiovascular risk reduction programs for African American women: An integrative review. Roundtable. 2019 American Public Health Annual Conference, Philadelphia,
  9. Warren, R,. White, B. M. Brunson, J. Public Housing Health: A pilot survey of African American senior health and those seniors living with disabilities (categorized by smoking status). Poster. Upcoming 2019 American Public Health Annual Conference.

In the Media

“Frustrated Trent Center East residents describe complex as ‘unlivable’.” The Trentonian 11/10/15. http://www.trentonian.com/health/20151110/frustrated-trent-center-east-residents-describe- complex-as-unlivable

“Professor: Trenton seniors facing ‘discriminatory and abusive housing policies’.” The Trentonian 9/4/2015. http://www.trentonian.com/health/20150904/professor-trenton-seniors-facing- discriminatory-and-abusive-housing-policies

“Trenton senior housing complex denies coercing tenants.” The Trentonian 9/2/2015. http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20150902/trenton-senior-housing-complex-denies- coercing-tenants

“Jennifer Warren Honored With 2013-14 Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards” School of Communication and Information; News & Events Website. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/news/jennifer-warren-vikki-katz-honored-with-2013-14-leaders- in-faculty-diversity-awards.html

Quoted in “Obamacare: The good, the bad and the ugly.” Asbury Park Press 3/6/2014. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600- 201403262359KRTRIB BUSNEWS_12013_64599-1

“Research Interest Propels Professor Jennifer Warren’s Recent Trenton Housing Authority Commissioner Appointment.” School of Communication and Information; News & Events Website. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/news/research-interests-propels-prof-jennifer-warren-s- recent-trenton-housing-authority-commissioner-appointment.html

Dr. Jennifer Warren Receives NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program Award. School of Communication and Information; New & Events Website. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/comm- dept-news/dr-jennifer-warren-receives-nih-health-disparities-loan-repayment-program- award.html

Dr. Jennifer Warren guest expert, six-minute segment Sept. 17, 2012, on the International TV news program Ebru Today, which airs everyday 9am. In her six-minute segment she discussed the benefits and potential dangers of electronic cigarettes for harm reduction for smokers.

Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n3UNFBD7jA

Dr. Jennifer Warren guest expert, six-minute segment Aug 3, 2012, on the International TV news program Ebru Today, which airs everyday 9am. In her six-minute segment she discussed with Bryan Jenkins research aligned with her NIH award--stereotype threat, identity, smoking health outcomes, and how health communication can help reduce this threat for minorities.

EbruToday - http://ebrutoday.com/2012-06-12-20-56-48/health/503-diagnosis-bais.html Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plJnbnsMruM&feature=youtu.be

Dr. Jennifer Warren guest expert, six-minute segment July 13, 2012 to the integration of service, teaching and research (Interviewed by Laura Jones).

TV news program hosted by Bryan Jenkins and Laura Jones. Ebru Today is an hour-long live morning TV newscast featuring the latest in United States and international news, weather, and interviews with world-renowned scholars on a variety of topics. Ebru Today reaches over 8 million households in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, PA.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWk_LiX2k9c&feature=plcp Ebrunews: http://www.ebrutoday.com/ebrutoday-insight.html

Dr. Jennifer Warren and her integration of teaching, research, and service in her Communication and Social Change class with ShapingNJ (a funded New Jersey based mobilization against obesity) was covered in a recent Rutgers Focus article June 22, 2102: Rutgers Students Help Shape a Healthier New Jersey http://news.rutgers.edu/focus/issue.2012-05-30.4224061348/article.2012- 06-20.3013761733

Dr. Jennifer Warren on six-minute segment June 11, 2012 to discuss e-health and health disparities (Interviewed by Bryan Jenkins).

TV news program hosted by Bryan Jenkins and Laura Jones. Ebru Today is an hour-long live morning TV newscast featuring the latest in United States and international news, weather, and interviews with world-renowned scholars on a variety of topics. Ebru Today reaches over 8 million households in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, PA.

Ebrunews: http://ebrunews.com/en/video/e-health

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo33s6lRNgE&feature=youtu.be

Dr. Jennifer Warren on six-minute segment June 1, 2012 to discuss health literacy, smoking, and asthma issues (Interviewed by Bryan Jenkins).

TV news program hosted by Bryan Jenkins and Laura Jones. Ebru Today is an hour-long live morning TV newscast featuring the latest in United States and international news, weather, and interviews with world-renowned scholars on a variety of topics. Ebru Today reaches over 8 million households in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, PA.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAY-nchuDNo

Ebrunews: http://ebrunews.com/en/video/health-literacy

Dr. Jennifer Warren interviewed by Steve Adubato on his Caucus: New Jersey broadcast as part of a 30 minutes panel on childhood asthma, during the following times:

Thirteen:   Saturday 5/12 at 12:30pm

NJTV:     Saturday 5/12 at 12:00pm, 6:00pm; Sunday 5/13 at 8:30am, 11:30am WHYY:   Tuesday 5/15 at 5:30pm

WLIW:     Wednesday 5/16 at 11:30pm; Friday 5/18 at 7:00am

Protecting Kids from 2nd & 3rd –Hand Smoke, Nov. 23, 2012, North News, MN, MyNorthNews.com

Professor Jennifer Warren Spearheads Program to Battle Childhood Asthma, Nov. 16, 2011, Rutgers Today, NJ, news.rutgers.edu/medrel/q-and-a-hot-topic/professor-jennifer-w-20111116.