Charlene A. Caburnay, MPH, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Dr. Caburnay’s research involves finding innovative and effective ways to enhance the information environment among disadvantaged populations to improve health outcomes. Her broad research experience and interests include health media interventions, health and cancer communication, childhood immunization, and community-level chronic disease interventions.  Her specific research interests in disparities include: understanding how population-specific media channels like minority-serving community newspapers can enrich the information environment in communities bearing a disproportionate burden of disease; and accelerating the dissemination of evidence-based communication-based interventions into channels and systems serving disadvantaged minority populations.