March Research Colloquium - Toxic News: Media Coverage of Pediatric Environmental Health & How Moms Respond

  • Starts: 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Ends: 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Now more than ever, the medical and scientific communities are concerned with how exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment – including pesticides and bisphenol A – impact the health of our children. Dr. Susan Mello (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University) has been studying how the media presents these health risks to the public and how new and expectant moms, in particular, react. In this talk, she’ll discuss how the media prioritizes certain risks over others, how it frames responsibility for protecting children from harm, and how those editorial choices impact mothers’ attitudinal and behavioral responses.
Location:
COM 209 - 640 Commonwealth Avenue