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Riley, Amy Henderson

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Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES

Amy Henderson Riley, DrPH, MCHES

Contact Dr. Riley

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


DrPH, Drexel University
MA, Columbia University
BFA, The New School

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

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


Introduction to Public Health
Qualitative Research Methods


Dr. Amy Henderson Riley, a health communication researcher and practitioner, teaches Introduction to Public Health at the Jefferson College of Population Health. In addition, she presently serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the American University School of Communication. 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 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.