Anthony Dudo (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) researches the intersection of science, media, and society. He is particularly interested in scientists’ public communication activities, media representations of science and environmental issues, and the contributions of informational and entertainment media to public perceptions of science. Some of his recent work has examined factors influencing scientists’ likelihood to engage in public communication, the effects of television entertainment programs on public attitudes toward science, and media depictions of health pandemics and controversial biomedical and technological innovations.
His current research is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. Dr. Dudo has been a funded researcher for two other NSF grants, been named a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and won awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Society for Risk Analysis, and the Moody College of Communication. He is also currently the Vice Head for the Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division of AEJMC, and is an affiliate faculty member of the UT Center for Health Communication and the UT Environmental Science Institute.
His research has appeared in numerous journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Communication Research, Science Communication, Risk Analysis, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and New Media and Society. His work has also appeared in books including, The Communication Yearbook, Hollywood Chemistry, The Handbook of Nanotechnology in Society, and The Cultivation Differential. He is co-editing a book in the Moody College’s New Agendas series focused on strategic communication.
Dudo previously worked in strategic communications for the Academy of Natural Sciences, a natural history museum and scientific research institution operating in Philadelphia since 1812.