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Philip Massey


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Philip Massey is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at Drexel University. His research focuses on health literacy as well as the role of expanding technologies on participatory health communication and health promotion, both domestically and globally. His research has investigated a social media intervention to build health literacy skills among low-income adolescents, diffusion patterns of internet use, and the multifaceted and interactive nature of health information seeking. Dr. Massey’s current work in global health examines health, media, computer, and digital literacies among Senegalese youth to better understand the health and information technology landscape in West Africa. Dr. Massey is also investigating communication patterns on social media platforms to inform evidence-based mHealth strategies that engage priority populations and build capacity to make informed decisions related to cancer prevention and control that promote and sustain health. He earned his M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in health communication and global health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.