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Anne Abbott, PhD, MPP

Assistant Professor

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Anne Abbott earned her doctorate in Community and Behavioral Health with a concentration in Health Communication at the University of Iowa in 2023.

Prior to becoming faculty, Abbott served as adjunct faculty at Boise State University from 2019-2022 and spent nearly a decade as the Program Director for Public Health Evaluation at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. She also previously worked in policy and advocacy for various child and youth-serving organizations in Washington D.C.. Dr. Abbott draws from both her academic training and professional experiences in her classes including those in public health communication, health promotion, program planning/evaluation and policy.

Abbott’s research focuses on the intersection of health communication and improving youth/young adult health outcomes. She is particularly interested in mass communication interventions or intervention components that can prevent violence and self-harm; however, she applies her health communication expertise to a wide-range of topic areas.

BA: Politics (Marymount University)
MPP: Social Policy (George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and  Government)
PhD: Public Health – Community and Behavioral Health; Health Communication Sub-track (University of Iowa)

Contact Information

Office: HSRV 117

Curriculum Vitae