Three Annenberg School scholars, Amy Bleakley, Daniel Hopkins and Robin Stevens, were recently named Senior Fellows of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). LDI and its Senior Fellows are pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research.
Dr. Bleakley, a senior research scientist at Penn’s Annenberg School, investigates the intersection of youth, media and health. Her current research focuses on the behavioral effects of adolescents’ exposure to various combinations of risky behavior in entertainment media.
Dr. Hopkins, an associate professor of political science in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences and secondary faculty at Annenberg, studies American political behavior and policymaking. He recently studied the role of media framing in shaping attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Stevens, Gr’ASC’09, is an assistant professor in nursing at Penn’s School of Nursing and director of the Health Equity & Media Lab. Her research integrates public health and communication science to influence the determinates that drive health equity. She specializes in examining the relationship between new and traditional media and adolescent risk behavior.