Christine Jackson, PhD

  Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Senior Research Scientist
RTI International

RTI International
Hobbs Bldg., Room 143
3040 Cornwallis Rd
Durham, NC 27709-2194

Education
1985 University of California PhD, Ecology
1983 University of California MA, Ecology
 
Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Health behavior
  • Health communication
  • Obesity
 
Research activities

Social ecologist with 24+ years community-based intervention research on chronic disease prevention. Expertise in application of:

  • social influence/communication theories to develop health messages and behavior change programs
  • public health practice models to design individual, group, and community-level interventions
  • qualitative and quantitative methods to develop data collection tools and to conduct formative, process, and outcome evaluations


Research projects

  • Parenting strategies for prevention of child health risk outcomes
  • Effects of youth media use on health risk outcomes
  • Use of health communication theory to improve the effectiveness of planned health interventions


PI on many NIH grants
:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Primary Research areas

  • Tobacco and alcohol use/prevention
  • Family-based intervention and family media use practices
  • Health communication
 
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