Sherri Jean Katz

Research Interests

My program of research broadly pertains to the study of health communication, persuasion, technology, and youth. My work often addresses the following two questions: 

1. How can we use strategic messages and persuasive technology (such as mobile devices) to help individuals connect their everyday choices with their more abstract goals? 

2. How can we improve the effectiveness of strategic messages by mitigating unintended effects? 

I am currently leading a NIH Grant, titled: "E-cigarette Warning Labels: Tests of Messages to Reduce Recreational Use Among Adolescents."  


Selection of Current Projects.

E-cigarette Warning Labels: Tests of Messages to Reduce Recreational Use Among Adolescents
Funded by: NIH R03
Using messages to create  'cognitive bridges,' linking  abstract goals with the means to achieve them.