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Associate Professor

Douglas Storey, PhD, MA, is an internationally recognized communication scientist and theorist who uses research to improve the design, implementation, and effectiveness of social and behavior change programs in low and middle income countries.

Contact Info

111 Market Place, Suite 310

Research Interests

Health communication; environmental communication; development communication; program evaluation; evaluation research; narrative; participation; strategic communication design; pandemic flu; emergency preparedness; international health; family planning
Experiences & Accomplishments
Stanford University
The University of Texas at Austin
Bucknell University
Behavioral scientist with nearly 40 years of work in health communication and social & behavior change communication, most of it in international settings. Have lived and worked in 36 countries on a wide range of health and environmental issues including social and behavior change related to reproductive health and family planning, maternal & child health, child survival, nutrition, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, gender, and environmental resource management. Current scholarly and applied interests include health competence as a conceptual framework for health behavior and social change, cultural factors affecting the use and impact of communication in environmental and health promotion programs, mass communication and public discourse about social change, community-based strategies for behavior change communication, and evaluating the long-term impact of integrated, multilevel, multimedia communication programs on health outcomes and social conditions.
Honors & Awards
Ex-Officio Chair of the Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association

Gold Quill Award for Communication Merit, Design of the SeKarang! Campaign in Indonesia, International Association of Business Communicators, June 2002

Excellence in Teaching Award. Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, June 2014.

Excellence in Teaching Award. Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, June 2013.

International Communication Associateion Health Communication Division Top Paper Award 2006. “Social norms, communication and the sustainability of health behavior over time: A multilevel analysis of contraceptive use in Indonesia, 1997-2003” (Storey & Schoemaker). International Communication Association Annual Conference, Dresden, Germany, June 2006.
Select Publications
These publications represent a range of things I have worked on over the years.
  • Storey JD, Ahanda KS, Anadaluz A, Tsoi B, Matsuki JM, Cutler, B. (2014). What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study From New York City. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 66(Supp 3): S241-S249.
  • Storey JD. (2021). Global health communication. In T. Thompson & N. Harrington (Eds.). Handbook of Health Communication. New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Sullivan, T., Ohkubo, S., Rinehart, W. & Storey, JD. (2010). “From Research to Policy and Practice: A Logic Model to Measure the Impact of Knowledge Management for Health Programs.” Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 6(1): 50–65.
  • Yan SD, Simpson J, Mitchum L, Orkis J, Davis TA, Wilson S, Trotman N, Imhoff H, Cox H, Hunter G, Olapeju B, Adams C & Storey JD. (2021). Human-centered design process and solutions to promote malaria testing and treatment seeking behavior in Guyana hinterlands. BMC Public Health, 21: 2287.
  • Storey JD, Boulay M, Karki Y, Heckert K & Karmacharya DM. (1999). “Impact of the Integrated Radio Communication Project in Nepal, 1994-1997.” Journal of Health Communication, 4: 271-294.
Assessing Neural Bases of Persuasion with Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
COVID Behaviors Survey and Data Dashboard