Rapid Response Media Messaging Research Will Promote Health and Racial Equity

Steven T. Moore

Citing the urgent need for more effective and equitable health communication, researchers at Wesleyan University are collaborating with two other universities on a unique rapid response research endeavor led by Cornell communication professor Jeff Niederdeppe and funded with a newly announced $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

“At this moment it is crucial to understand both the nature of and the potential of messaging around policies promoting racial and health equity,” said Steven Moore, assistant professor of government and an expert on race and politics. “I’m excited to be a part of this fantastic team of scholars wrestling with these pressing and consequential issues and developing community-engaged research that can improve the lived experiences of people in marginalized communities.”

Moore along with Erika Franklin Fowler and Laura Baum of the Wesleyan Media Project are working with researchers from Cornell University and the University of Minnesota to speed up an academic research process that can take years. 

Read more at the Wesleyan Connection