Communication Studies Faculty

Angela Cooke-Jackson

Assistant Professor (2009)

B.A. Cedarville University
M.S. University of Dayton
M.P.H. University of Kentucky
Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Angela Cooke-Jackson

 Dr. Angela Cooke-Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Health and Behavioral Science as well as Intercultural Communication in the Communication Studies Department at Emerson College. Her research centers around the nexus of health communication and behavioral science with an emphasis on intercultural communication seeking to address health disparities among disparate and underserved populations. She is the grant recipient of over 150K from various foundations and private organizations. Her research funding has been used to engage high-risk youth from local Boston communities in the creation of age specific digital health vignettes and media on topics of health and media literacy and sexual health. She collaborates with the Boston Public Health Commission, the Family Van, Community Conversations: A Women's Health Initiative and the Brigham Women's Hospital. She is the director and co-founder of the Emerson Literacy Education and Empowerment Project fondly called eLEEP. eLEEP's media driven approach is highlighted through learned mixed-media productions meant to deconstruct and reconstruct the media to promote sexual health awareness via the media and the outlets teens use today.

Dr. Cooke-Jackson's cross-disciplinary research and teaching approach is her strongest academic attribute because it offers a fluid space for collaborative institutional and community teamwork. Her current publications include articles in Health Communication, Communication Teacher, Journal of Human Sexuality, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Howard Journal of Communication, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, and book chapters and excerpts in The Encyclopedia of Health Communication, Communicating Health: Personal, Cultural and Political Complexities and Ethics and Entertainment


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