RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Public Health, Health Behavior, Health Communication
Area(s) of Expertise:
Tobacco Marketing, Media Coverage, Web 2.0 Technologies for Health
Annice Kim received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Her dissertation examined the sales and marketing practices of Internet cigarette vendors, factors motivating smokers to purchase cigarettes online, and legislative attempts to regulate online cigarette sales. She was awarded funding from the Association of Schools of Public Health and the RWJ Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. As a Health & Society Scholar, she is examining the role of media and communication in improving population health. One of her projects examines the coverage of racial health disparities in newspaper media, how attributions of responsibility for causes and solutions for racial health disparities have been framed, and whether framing varies by diversity of newspaper staff and their media markets. She earned her M.P.H. in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health, and her B.A. in molecular and cell biology, with a minor in philosophy from University of California, Berkeley.