About the author
Elisia L. Cohen earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California, and is an Associate Professor of Communication and Associate Member of the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky. Today, she is the Director of the Health Communication Research Collaborative at the University of Kentucky. Her research has been supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Merck pharmaceuticals, and an unrestricted gift from GlaxoSmithKline. She is an investigator with the Rural Cancer Prevention Center, St. Louis Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, and media coordinator for the Cervical Cancer-free Kentucky initiative. Her research on public communication, public opinion, and public health has appeared in such journals as: Health Communication, Health Education and Behavior, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, and Prometheus.