Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES

She / Her / Hers / Herself


Amy Henderson Riley


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES

She / Her / Hers / Herself


Research & Practice Interests

Health Communication
Mass Communication
Mixed Methods
Program Evaluation
Maternal and Child Health
Women’s Health
Global Health


Postdoctoral Fellowship, American University School of Communication
DrPH, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
MA, Columbia University Teachers College
BFA, The New School


Additional Publications

  • Sood S, Riley, AH. Health Communication Fundamentals. Springer Publishing. Release date: October 28, 2023. 
  • Borum Chattoo, C., Feldman, L., & Riley, A.H. (2020). The role of different TV storytelling approaches in engaging U.S. Hispanic parents and caregivers around early childhood development. International Journal of Communication14, 24-45.
  • Riley, A.H., & Borum Chattoo, C. (2019). Developing multimedia social impact entertainment programming for Hispanics in the United States. The Journal of Development Communication, 30(2), 16-29.
  • Mercier, R.J., Senter, K., Webster R., & Riley, A.H. (2019). Instagram users’ experiences of miscarriage. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 135(1), 166-173. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003621


Master Certified Health Education Specialist


Health Communication
Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation


Dr. Amy Henderson Riley is a Lecturer at the Jefferson College of Population Health. A health communication researcher and practitioner, her work falls at the intersection of communication and public health, and focuses around social and behavior change.  Having worked both domestically and in multiple countries around the world, she brings a global perspective to the classroom. Examples of her work include evaluation of radio, television, film, and live theater projects spanning public health topics including maternal and child health, women’s health, sexual and reproductive health, health disparities, and education. Dr. Riley earned her DrPH in Community Health and Prevention from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the American University School of Communication, and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She has published in top health communication journals and presented at conferences including APHA, SOPHE, the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, and the International Communication Association.