Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH

Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH

CPHI Associate Fellow

Title: Senior Research Scientist, Annenberg Public Policy Center


Public Health Interests:

youth, media, health risk behaviors

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Amy Bleakley's research investigates the intersection of youth, media, and health, particularly how media affect various health risk behaviors and cognitions. Additionally, she conducts research using behavioral theory to develop and test health oriented media communications. Specific content areas of interest within mostly adolescent populations include sexual behavior, tobacco use, STD/HIV prevention, and obesity-related behaviors, as well as youth media use and exposure to specific media content. Bleakley has methodological and statistical expertise in survey research, structural equation modeling, and theory testing. Her research has been published in numerous academic journals, including American Journal of Public HealthPediatricsJAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine), Journal of Sex ResearchJournal of Health CommunicationHealth Education and BehaviorJournal of Adolescent Health, and Media Psychology. She received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.