Ph.D. Science/Health Communication
Aantaki Raisa is a double master's in Media Arts and Studies and Health Communication. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, specializing in health communication. Her research interest focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating tailored eHealth technological interventions to reduce cancer disparities among immigrant populations in the United States by increasing intentions to screen for cancer regularly. She completes her second year of the doctoral program this spring and will be taking her qualifying examination by the end of summer.
- UFCJC Doctoral Student Selected for UFHCC/IFAS Fall 2022 Cancer Policy Internship (June 27, 2022)
- CJC Doctoral Student Wins Three-Minute Thesis People’s Choice Award at Regional Competition (February 23, 2022)
- CJC Doctoral Student Wins Multiple Honors in UF Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition (November 10, 2021)
- Jordan Alpert and Aantaki Raisa Co-Author Article on Communicating Dietary Supplement Information (April 9, 2021)
- Propagandizing Anti-Vaccination: Analysis of “Vaccines Revealed” Documentary Series (March 16, 2020)
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Refereed Journal Articles
Raisa, A., Bylund, C., & Raisa, A. (2020). A Systematic Scoping Review of Cancer Communication About Prevention and Detection in Bangladesh. In No (pp. 223-248). Singapore, Singapore: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-4389-0_11
health disparities, culturally sensitive message design, colorectal cancer screening, acculturation, immigrant health
Aantaki aspires to become a tenured professor at an RO1 institute in the United States focusing primarily on research and secondarily on nurturing the next generations of health disparity researchers. She also has the ambition to work as a consultant with international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to work with the under-resourced countries in the world and reducing health disparities there using communication.
She is also a realist and believes in Plan B's. Hence, if her primary ambition does not see fruition, she does not mind working in the healthcare industry (i.e., Moffit, Kaiser Permanente, Wake Forest, etc.) or with the healthcare wings of the U.S. government (i.e., CDC, NIH, NCI) to work on reducing health disparities.