Dr. Kim Walsh-Childers


Kim Walsh-Childers is a former newspaper health reporter who teaches journalism and media ethics courses and a seminar in mass media and health at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

Her research focuses on news coverage of health issues, the effects of health news coverage on individual health and health policy, and individuals' use of online health information in making health decisions.

Her work has been published in Health Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Science Communication, Communication Research, Pediatrics, AIDS Education and Prevention, and the Journal of Adolescent Health Care, among others. Her research has been supported by grants from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Ireland during the 2004–2005 academic year.


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