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Jessica Willoughby

Jessica Willoughby is an assistant professor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She has a doctorate in mass communication and a certificate in interdisciplinary health communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Her research focuses on health communication strategies with an emphasis on adolescents and mobile technologies. Her recent work has focused on adolescents' use of technology for sexual health information, specifically examining the North Carolina BrdsNBz sexual health text message service. 


Dr. Willoughby has published research in journals such as Health Education & Behavior, Journal of Health Communication, Health Education Research, Health Communication and others. She previously worked as a research public health analyst (contractor) with the Center for Communication Science at RTI International.


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