Rebekah Nagler will join SJMC as an assistant professor to teach courses in health communication.
Nagler was recently named the first CLA faculty member to be a BIRCHWH scholar by the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health at the University of Minnesota. The position is for those who are engaged in interdisciplinary women's health research.
Nagler has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention, which is situated within the Harvard School of Public Health/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She studies media effects on health behavior, cancer communication, tobacco control, communication inequalities and health disparities and health communication campaigns and interventions.
Previously, Nagler worked for the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. as an analyst and research associate where she composed strategic research briefs for hospital clients.
Nagler earned her Ph.D. in 2010 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation focused on contradictory nutrition messages in the public information environment.
Her teaching interests include health communication campaigns, message effects, public health and entertainment media and health messaging.