UMD: A Globally Connected University

Linda Aldoory

Professor of Communications and Associate Dean for Research & Programming, College of Arts and Humanities
2367 E SPH Bldg.
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 7364
Expert Credentials: 

Dr. Aldoory is Professor of Communications, and Associate Dean for Research and Programming in the UMD College of Arts and Humanities.  From 2011 to 2015 she was Endowed Chair and Director of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy and Associate Professor in Behavioral & Community Health at the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how audiences are affected by health campaigns, news and risk communication and how they use health information. She studies differences by gender, race, age, and ethnicity, She is co-editor of the book, "Gender Challenge to Media: Diverse Voices from the Field" and author of several articles published in communication journals.

Area of Expertise: 

Health communication, risk communication, health literacy, health campaigns, media effects, food safety, public health, women and media.

Ph.D. Public Communications Syracuse University,B.A. Psychology George Washington University,M.A. Journalism University of Texas