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Beth Hoffman, MPH

Center for Research on Media, Technology & Health
University of Pittsburgh

Beth Hoffman joined MTH in 2014. After graduating from Brown University magna cum laude in 2007 with a BSc in Human Biology, Beth completed her first year of medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania before deciding to switch her career focus to public health and health communication. She completed her Master’s in Public Health in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 and began her work in the same department toward a PhD. Her research interests include the portrayal of health topics in television programs, the influence of media on mental health, and the spread of health information (and misinformation) on social media.