Rebekah H Nagler

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Research interests

I am an associate professor in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. My research examines the effects of routine exposure to health information in the media, with a particular focus on conflicting and often controversial information about cancer prevention and screening. Additional research interests include communication inequalities, health disparities (along racial/ethnic minority, socioeconomic status, and sex/gender lines), and tobacco control. My work has been funded by agencies and organizations including the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and ClearWay Minnesota. From January 2014-July 2017, I was supported by a career development award through the University of Minnesota's NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program. I received my PhD in Communication and my BA in the History and Sociology of Science, both from the University of Pennsylvania.



Research interests

  • community-engaged research
  • health communication
  • women's health
  • cancer communication
  • communication inequalities and health disparities
  • tobacco control
  • mass media effects

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Research Output

Mammography Screening Practices in Average-Risk Women Aged 40-49 Years in Primary Care: A Comparison of Physician and Nonphysician Providers in Minnesota

Martin, K., Vogel, R. I., Nagler, R. H., Wyman, J. F., Raymond, N., Teoh, D., Allen, A. M., Talley, K. M. C., Mason, S. & Blaes, A. H., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Women's Health. 29, 1, p. 91-99 9 p.

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  • Confusion and nutritional backlash from news media exposure to contradictory information about carbohydrates and dietary fats

    Clark, D., Nagler, R. H. & Niederdeppe, J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Public health nutrition.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • 5 Scopus citations
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  • Activities

    • 3 Types of Award - Prize (including medals and awards)

    Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship, 2014 - 2016

    Rebekah H Nagler (Recipient)

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    University of Minnesota BIRCWH K12 Scholar, 2014 - 2017

    Rebekah H Nagler (Recipient)

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    Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention Fellowship, 2010 - 2013

    Rebekah H Nagler (Recipient)

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