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The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


Communication and Media Speaker Series

"Minority Health Disparities, Health Communication and Mobile Technology" with Professor Hye-Ryeon Lee
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00-5:30 PM
Space 2435 North Quad Map
The health system of the United States (US) has long exhibited wide disparities in health and health care. Although the government has set increasingly ambitious goals to reduce health disparities, overall progress has been rather modest, and race and ethnicity remain as significant predictors of health disparities in the US. Transformative developments in information and communication technology (ICT) may offer opportunities to reduce minority health disparities. However, as exemplified by the concept of digital divide, the current context in which ICTs are being deployed is already characterized by inequalities for minority populations. Several recent studies report that mobile communication technology may serve as a way to overcome the digital divide and reach minority populations effectively. This talk describes an intervention study of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and the University of Guam to use mobile technology to reduce cervical cancer screening disparity among Chuukese and Marshallese women, a recent migrant group from the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands who suffer from high and unequal burden of chronic and infectious diseases.
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Health Communication, Health Disparities, Minority, Mobile Technology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Communication Studies

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