Michael Slater

Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Science and Professor of Communication
Ohio State Faculty

Michael D. Slater (Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988) is Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Science and Professor of Communication. His current research looks at in-school and participatory community media in youth substance abuse prevention. It also explores media coverage of health, crime, and injuries, and how such coverage impacts risk perceptions and support for health-related public policies. 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. He has also conducted investigations of persuasion and media effects, with over 100 publications in these areas.Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Science and Professor of Communication
 

Areas of Expertise
  • Health communication
  • Media and message effects
  • Persuasion
Education
  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988

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Phone:
614-247-8762
School of Communication
The Ohio State University
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Columbus, OH 43210