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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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2010 2020

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Early Detection of Cancer
Breast Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer
Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Breast Neoplasms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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

news media
Dietary Fats
4 Citations (Scopus)
Health Promotion
Young Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Papillomavirus Vaccines

Activities 2010 2014

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

University of Minnesota BIRCWH K12 Scholar, 2014 - 2017

Rebekah H Nagler (Recipient)

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

Rebekah H Nagler (Recipient)

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Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention Fellowship, 2010 - 2013

Rebekah H Nagler (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Award - Prize (including medals and awards)