I'm a 4th year Doctoral Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. 

My research is focused on media effects, media psychology, and persuasion.

My work combines computational text analysis (machine learning, and especially topic-modeling) with controlled experimental designs, allowing me to examine media coverage patterns and its effects on audiences. 

My research has spanned over several topics, in both health and political contexts, including narrative persuasion, the coverage of pandemics and its effects on the public, the effects of story-driven graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, the influence of misinformation about tobacco and vaccines on people's beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, and the ways in which terrorist groups use the web to gain support for their causes through personal narratives. 

I received my Master of Arts in Communication from both the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania (2015) and the University of Haifa, Israel (2013). 

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