Virginia Commonwealth University

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Featured Researcher

Research Expertise and Focus

Social media and technology’s role in campaign development and relationship building, particularly in the area of sexual health, crisis communication and risk communication

Professional Highlights

VCU Global Education Office Faculty Development Seminar trip to South Africa, 2014

Member, Graduate Student Liaison Committee for the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Member, Graduate Studies Committee for VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture

Charles Richardson Award (Most Outstanding Ph.D. Student), 2013, Department of Commmunication, University of Maryland

Barrow Minority Doctoral Student Scholarship, 2012, Communication Theory & Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Northwestern Mutual Best Master’s Thesis Award, 2010, Institute for Public Relations

Betsy Plank Graduate Research Competition Award, 2010, Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy

Education and Training

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

B.A., The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, N.J.

Selected Publications

Aldoory L, Yaros RA, Prado AA, Roberts E, Briones RL. Piloting Health Text Messages for Rural Low-Income Mothers: Effects of Source Similarity and Simple Action Steps. Health Promot Pract. 2016 Feb 26. pii: 1524839915627457. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 26921364

Aldoory L, Braun B, Maring EF, Duggal M, Briones RL. Empowerment in the process of health messaging for rural low-income mothers: an exploratory message design project. Women Health. 2015;55(3):297-313. doi:10.1080/03630242.2014.996725. Epub 2015 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 25738660.