Douglas J. Rupert

Health Communication Scientist

Douglas J. Rupert

Education

  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BSC, Interpersonal Communication/Journalism, Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College

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Doug Rupert has a dual background in communication and public health. Mr. Rupert specializes in researching, designing, and evaluating health communication and social marketing campaigns on a variety of topics, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, cancer prevention and survivorship, unintentional injury, environmental health, patient-provider communication, and mobile and online health.  He has led the conceptualization, pretesting, and implementation of multiple health messages, materials, and campaigns and he has conducted process and outcome evaluations to assess program impact. Mr. Rupert has extensive experience in mixed-methods research, combining quantitative and qualitative data to explore individuals’ information needs, evaluate campaign effectiveness, and understand how and why individuals make certain health decisions.