Amy Bleakley, PhD

Amy Bleakley, PhD
CPHI Associate Fellow

Title: Senior Research Scientist - Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Public Health Interests:

media, adolescent health, sexual behavior, sex education, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Amy Bleakley is a research scientist in the Health Communication Group of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. She studies adolescent sexual behavior, sexual and reproductive health policies, health behavior theory, and contextual influences on health behavior. Her current research focuses on investigating the effects of sexual content in the media on adolescent sexual development. Prior research endeavors include managing a grant designed to increase health seeking behavior within communities at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases and a grant aimed at understanding coping and adjustment to HIV infection among adolescents. Dr. Bleakley received her MPH and PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

Select Publications:

Khurana A, Bleakley A, Romer D, Jordan A. The protective effects of parental monitoring and internet restriction on adolescents' risk of online harassment. Forthcoming, Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Vaala S, Bleakley A. Monitoring, mediating, and modeling: Parental influence on adolescent computer and internet use. Forthcoming, Journal of Children and Media.

Bleakley A, Jordan A, Hennessy M, Glanz K, Strasser A, Vaala S. Do emotional appeals in public service advertisements influence adolescents’ intention to reduce consumption of sugarsweetened beverages? Forthcoming, Journal of Health Communication.

Jordan A, Bleakley A, Hennessy M, Vaala S. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage-Related Public Service Advertisements and their Influence on Parents. Forthcoming, American Behavioral Scientist.

Piotrowski J, Jordan A, Bleakley A, Hennessy M. Identifying Family Television Practices to Reduce Children’s Television Time. Forthcoming, Journal of Family Communication.