Jennifer R. Warren, Ph.D, CTTS is an Assistant Professor of Health Communication in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Warrenâ€™s research utilizes interdisciplinary health communication theories and strategies to better understand community and clinical practices that enhance the health literacy as well as health decision-making and management of chronic disease of medically underserved groups.
As a community-based researcher and advocate, Dr. Warren partners with several entities, such as state-level organizations, corporate agencies, health clinics, early childcare providers, and the Trenton Housing Authority to increase the reach and sustainability of her research. She also is experienced in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and the development of grounded theory to also enhance the capacity of researchers, health practitioners, and community members to become active partners in the research process as well as in translating findings in community-friendly formats.
In addition, Dr. Warren uses multiple research methods and analytic processes in her research, including web-based surveys, in-depth individual interviews, focus groups, usability studies,Â structural equation modeling and qualitative coding using data analysis software (i.e., NVivo).
Dr. Warrenâ€™s health foci include:
Tobacco-related health disparities, nicotine addiction, cancer and obesity prevention
Secondhand/thirdhand smoke exposure among young minority children
Chronic diseases among medically underserved
Development/implementation/evaluation of culturally targeted primary care and community level interventions, including web-delivered and mobile treatments
Biomarkers in cancer prevention
Health information seeking and health literacyÂ