Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Michael Mackert on "Engaging Fathers in Prenatal Health"

For the second meeting in our Fall 2021 series, we are delighted to welcome Michael Mackert, Ph.D., from UT’s Moody College of Communication. At his presentation, "Involving Fathers in Prenatal Health: Communication to Support Improved Health Outcomes,” Dr. Mackert will share the development of a mobile app designed to get expectant fathers engaged in prenatal health so as to improve health outcomes for mothers, babies, and fathers. Dr. Mackert will also discuss health communication lessons learned that have implications for other populations and health issues. He will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by an equal amount of time for Q&A and group discussion.  

Michael Mackert, Ph.D., is the Director of The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication and Professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health. His research focuses primarily on the strategies that can be used in traditional and new digital media to provide effective health communication to low health literate audiences. He leads projects on a variety of public health issues – including tobacco cessation, opioid overdose prevention, and men's role in prenatal health – that generate evidence-based health communication strategies and contribute to health communication scholarship. 

To register for the event, please click HERE.  This event will take place on Monday, October 4, at 4:00 PM CT. 

The Health and Humanities Research Seminar is sponsored by: The Humanities Institute, The College of Liberal Arts through the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1, Greg Hemphill, M.D. and Brenda B. Hemphill, and friends and supporters of the Humanities Institute.   

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Monday, October 4, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:15pm

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