PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Professor Long’s research interests are in health and science communication. In health communication, she studies the use of messages to encourage attitudinal and behavioral change. A current project examines how health care providers’ perceptions influence the way they communicate with patients about vaccines. Dr. Long is a member of the leadership team for CSU’s Partnership for Air Quality, Climate, and Health (PACH). PACH uses an interdisciplinary approach to address stakeholder-driven problems at the intersection of air quality, climate, and health. A current project investigates using citizen science to gather air-quality data and increase participants’ understanding of local air quality, climate, and health. She also has a long-term interest in the effects of media portrayals of science and scientists on people’s attitudes toward science.