Kristina Medero

Kristina Medero

Kristina Medero

PhD Student

medero.2@osu.edu

3055 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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I am interested in the intersection of health communication and social justice. Utilizing a variety of communication theories and methods, my research examines how stigma and prejudice may be reduced to increase healthcare access for marginalized groups through two perspectives. First, understanding how we communicate about disparities is imperative to reducing negative attitudes toward social outgroups in hopes of making the path to healthcare more accessible. Similarly, using culture-relevant message design may further encourage accessing health services among marginalized groups.

Advisor: Shelly Hovick