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I graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor's degree in psychology in 2002. I earned my Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2006 with an emphasis on international public health and human nutrition. I then worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducting research on maternal and child health. In 2011, I completed my doctoral degree at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in Portland State University's Department of Communication. In my research, I study health, mass, and strategic communication. I am particularly interested in how public health organizations produce and disseminate their messages and what the potential impacts of such messages are. I enjoy using a combination of methods in my research, with a particular emphasis on advanced statistical techniques.
The pages on this site include more information about my research and teaching interests, as well as a copy of my CV. Please email me (lfrank [at] pdx [dot] edu) if you have any questions.[an error occurred while processing this directive]