Dr. Lourdes Martinez

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    Professor, Associate Director, School of Communication, Director of Undergraduate Studies

    Office: COM-220

Dr. Lourdes Martinez

Dr. Lourdes S. Martinez is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she serves as Associate Director of the School and Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is also an Associate Director in the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA). Dr. Martinez received her B.A. (2004) in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2011) in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses broadly on the intersection between social psychology, communication, and public health, has received external funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and appears in published articles of several journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Communication Methods and Measures, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, Patient Education and Counseling, and Social Media & Society..

Courses Taught:

COMM 420: Quant Methods in Comm

COMM 422: Politics in Health Comm

COMM 424: Health Comm and Relationships

COMM 425: Theory and Research in Health Comm Campaigns

COMM 426: Communication in Health Risk and Crisis

COMM 492: Persuasion

COMM 750: Special Topics: Social Network Analysis

COMM 752: Seminar in Dark Side Communication

COMM 792: Seminar in Persuasion

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