Eric Cooks, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate - STEM Translational Communication Center
Dr. Eric Cooks is a communication scientist whose research strives to answer questions of how technology-mediated communication can be leveraged to deliver culturally appropriate cancer prevention messaging and address cancer health disparities.
His research largely takes a social identity and information-processing lens to explore how diverse patient groups engage with virtual interventions design to communicate the importance of cancer screening using virtual clinicians. Dr. Cooks’ current research is supported by a NCI, National Cancer Institute, T32 grant and is focused on informing evidence-based adaptation of the Meet ALEX intervention.
- Study: Matching Black Patients With a Black Virtual Clinician May Increase Willingness to Get Screened for Colon Cancer (May 16, 2022)
- Hostile Media Effects on Twitter: Social Identity and Media Bias Perceptions (January 7, 2022)
- Janice Krieger and Eric Cooks Participate in Webinar on Colorectal Cancer (November 10, 2021)
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