Joan Cates, PhD, MPH

Senior Lecturer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Campus Box 3365
Chapel Hill, NC
USA 27599-3365
joancates@unc.edu

Biographical Sketch:
2012-present Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007-2012 Lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Designed the curriculum for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Interdisciplinary Health Communication (IHC) colloquium course and taught the course to graduate students since 2007. Students in the course write for and manage the innovative health communication blog forum, www.upstreamdownstream.org. This is a required course for IHC certificate and masterís track students. 2005-2010 Consultant to University of North Carolina joint faculty committee on Interdisciplinary Health Communication initiative and graduate certificate program 2002-2006 Principal Investigator, American Youth and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Project, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Responsible for publication of the first national estimates of the scope and impact of sexually transmitted diseases among American youth. 1998-2002 Vice President of Development and Policy, American Social Health Association, Research Triangle Park, NC. 1995-1998 Director of Advocacy Programs, American Social Health Association, Research Triangle Park, NC 1987-1995 Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 1980-1986 State Coordinator, Georgia Housing Coalition, Atlanta, GA 1971-1972 Research Assistant, Environmental Sciences Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1967-1971 Administrator, New Haven Redevelopment Agency, New Haven, CT Author of 12 original research publications related to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases or communication about HPV vaccination Numerous presentations at scientific meetings