About the Author
LeeAnn Kahlor (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches courses in public relations and science and health communication. She is affiliated with UT’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the university’s Environmental Sciences Institute. Her work has appeared in Science Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Health Communication, Risk Analysis, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Media Psychology and the Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media.
Patricia A. Stout (Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) is Professor and John P. McGovern Regents Professor in Health and Medical Science Communication in the Department of Advertising at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches courses in persuasive communication and health communication. Stout is former co-director of the Center for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) in the School of Nursing at UT Austin.