Glen Nowak

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Over 15 years of experience in news media relations, strategic communications, issues management, health communications, crisis communications and public relations for a large federal government agency.
Six years of experience managing an office of media relations and serving as a primary communication/media advisor to senior management at a large federal government agency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). During this time, led agency media and communication efforts related to novel 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, foodborne disease outbreaks, immunization promotion and vaccine safety, and seasonal influenza.
Six years of experience managing and leading an office of communications, with the office having responsibility for campaigns, news media, partnership development, web and social media, and issues management
Eight years on the faculty of a major state university, teaching and doing research related to advertising, communications, social marketing and health communications.

Glen Nowak

Public health, behavioural science and new media technologies.

Publications

2015

Social media and the virality of risk: The Risk Amplification through Media Spread (RAMS) model

Journal

Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management,

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2018

Virtual Zika transmission after the first US case: Who said what and how it spread on Twitter

Journal

American Journal of Infection Control

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2019

Communicating about infectious disease threats: Insights from public health information officers

Journal

Public Relations Review

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