Dr. Jennifer Manganello, associate professor in the SUNY Albany School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, has been named to AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute Advisory Committee. The Translation and Dissemination Institute, created in 2013, helps the field of health services research effectively move its findings into policy and practice, focusing on practical ways to understand, translate and communicate research to meet the needs of various audiences, including improving the quality of information that informs health policy development.
[Photo: Dr. Jennifer Manganello]
Dr. Manganello, the associate dean for research at SPH, is a health communications scholar focused on the health of children, adolescents and young adults. Her research focuses on the effects of mass media on youth and parents, and the dissemination of health information to them through mass media, including social media. She also has expertise in health literacy and conducts research that focuses on making health information and health research easier to access and understand.