University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Patty J Wharton-Michael, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Communication

Education & Training

  • BA University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
  • MA (2002) Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University: Mass Communications

Research Interests

  • Media effects
  • Investigation of parents’ media use – using online search engines and social media – to make health-related choices regarding vaccinations


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