Michael D Slater PhD, MPA

Michael D Slater PhD, MPA
Distinguished ProfessorArts and Sciencesslater.59@osu.edu
3022 Derby Hall 154 N Oval Mall Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-247-8762Fax: 614-292-2055
  • Cancer Control

Research Description

Michael D. Slater (Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988, MPA New York University, 1982, BA Columbia University, 1974) is Social and Behavioral Science Distinguished Professor at the School of Communication, Ohio State University, where he also is director of the Behavioral Measurement Shared Resource at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has served as principal investigator of NIH-funded studies of community-based substance abuse prevention efforts, alcohol-related risk perceptions and media coverage, and responses to alcohol advertisements and warnings (representing over $11 million in funded research grants) as well as conducting investigations of media coverage and cancer, and persuasion and media effects, with over 100 publications in these areas. In these capacities, he has overseen 4-wave cohort studies of thousands of adolescents in communities across the U.S., national telephone probability sample surveys of adults and adolescents, community-based and telephone recruitment of research participants, and field and laboratory experimental designs. He is a past chair of the Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association and served as founding chair of the Coalition for Health Communication.

Current Publications

  • Slater MDContent Analysis as a Foundation for Programmatic Research in Communication.Commun Methods Meas 7(2) 85-93 6/1/2013
  • Goodall CE, Slater MD, Myers TAFear and Anger Responses to Local News Coverage of Alcohol-Related Crimes, Accidents, and Injuries: Explaining News Effects on Policy Support Using a Representative Sample of Messages and People.J Commun 63(2) 373-392 4/1/2013
  • Slater MD, Henry KLProspective influence of music-related media exposure on adolescent substance-use initiation: a peer group mediation model.J Health Commun 18(3) 291-305 1/1/2013
  • Jain P, Slater MDProvider portrayals and patient-provider communication in drama and reality medical entertainment television shows.J Health Commun 18(6) 703-22 1/1/2013

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