Brian G. Southwell
Senior Research Scientist
Brian Southwell, PhD, is a senior research scientist with RTI International's Health Communication Program. He is also a research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an adjunct associate professor with UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. He served almost a decade at the University of Minnesota prior to these appointments, most recently as associate professor and director of graduate studies in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and has worked for a variety of nonprofit and government organizations. His large-scale evaluation work has spanned behaviors and audiences, including cancer prevention and screening promotion efforts, national campaigns to discourage drug and tobacco use, efforts to bolster television news coverage of science, and various state-level campaigns. He also has studied public understanding of energy and related topics. Southwell’s award-winning research and theoretical contributions appear in more than 70 journal articles and chapters. He has served as senior editor for Health Communication and as a member of seven other editorial boards, including Communication Research and Public Opinion Quarterly.
PhD, Communication, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Communication, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Rhetoric and Communication Studies/Government, University of Virginia.
West, S.L., Squiers, L.B., McCormack, L., Southwell, B.G., Brouwer, E.S., Ashok, M., Lux, L., et al. (Feb 2013)
Rice, R.E. & Atkin, C.K. (Eds.) (Jan 2013)
Ebert, J.E.J., Southwell, B.G., Slater, J.S., & Nelson, C.L. (Dec 2012)
Choi, K., Forster, J., Erickson, D., Lazovich, D., & Southwell, B.G. (Sep 2012)
Southwell, B.G., Murphy, J.J., DeWaters, J.E., & LeBaron, P.A. (Aug 2012)