Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES
Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES
Research & Practice Interests
Maternal and Child 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
- Practicing entertainment for social change in the United States: comparing the influences of U.S.-based documentary storytelling and print campaign resources in a univision prosocial media campaign
- Menstrual Health Stigma in the United States: Communication Complexities and Implications for Theory and Practice
- From theory to practice: what global health practitioners need to know about social norms and narrative interventions
- Vignettes as research tools in global health communication: a systematic review of the literature from 2000 to 2020
- Entertainment-Education Campaigns and COVID-19: How Three Global Organizations Adapted the Health Communication Strategy for Pandemic Response and Takeaways for the Future
- Riley, A.H., Rodrigues, F., & Sood, S. (2021). Social norms theory and measurement in entertainment-education: Insights from case studies in four countries, In L. Frank and P. Falzone (Eds.), Entertainment Education Behind the Scenes: Case Studies for Theory and Practice (pp. 175-194), London, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.
- 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 Communication, 14, 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
- Cunningham, A., Riley, A.H., Puskarz, K., & Frasso, R. (2019). Experiential learning: Moving from data collection to health promotion in one term. Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, DOI: 10.1177/2373379919885964
- Riley, A.H., Sood, S., & Sani, M. (2019). Narrative persuasion and social norms in entertainment-education: Results from a radio drama in Mozambique. Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1606137
Master Certified Health Education Specialist
Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Dr. Amy Henderson Riley is an Assistant Professor 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 the theory and practice of entertainment-education (EE), a social and behavior change communication strategy for individual and social change. Having worked in EE 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.