Claudia Parvanta, PhD-Director, Florida Prevention Research Center, Florida, Professor, Department of Family and Community Health University of South Florida, Tampla, Florida
Claudia Parvanta, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, and Director of the Florida Prevention Research Center, at the University of South Florida, Tampa, since January 2017. Between July 2005 and December 2016, she led the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where her research emphasized health literacy and culturally competent health communication. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Parvanta headed the Division of Health Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She was central to the agency’s communication response to the 9/11 attacks, anthrax, and SARS. Before government and academia, Dr. Parvanta worked at Porter Novelli, a global social issues communication company. Dr. Parvanta has designed, managed, or evaluated health and nutrition social marketing programs in more than 20 countries. She is the 2016 recipient of the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Division of APHA’s Distinguished Career Award.
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David E. Nelson, MD, MPH-Director, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
David E. Nelson, MD, MPH, currently heads up the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. He previously spearheaded efforts to develop the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) for NCI, was the Acting Director of the Bureau of Smoking or Health, and directed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the CDC. He co-edited Essentials of Public Health Communication (JBL, 2011); with B. Hesse published Making Data Talk (Oxford University Press, 2009), and was the lead author (with Brownson, Parvanta, and Remington) of Communicating Public Health Information Effectively: A Guide for Practitioners (APHA, 2002).
Sarah A. Parvanta, MPH-Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sarah A. Parvanta, who received her MPH from the University of North Carolina in 2007, is now enrolled in a PhD program in Health Communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. As a journalism student, Sarah Parvanta interned with the Health Unit of CNN in Atlanta, working for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, among others. She also spent two years supporting the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, as a consultant. Despite these years of professional experience Sarah Parvanta brings a youthful perspective to the material, helping to ensure that the text makes sense not only to new learners, but also to her generation of students. She is the co-author for the chapters on theory and new media, and she edited all the chapters in Section III.
Richard N. Harner, MD-Principal, Brainvue Systems, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard N. Harner, MD, is a clinical neurologist with more than three decades of clinical, teaching, and research experience. He directed the Neurology Department at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and established the first center for the comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy in the eastern United States. After 20 years, he moved to become Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he established a second epilepsy center and directed postgraduate neurology education. He has authored numerous scientific articles, does private consulting for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, and teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the Neuroscience Program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.