recorded webinar

The Media, Medicine, and Mental Health

Science and Media in the Pandemic: The Media, Medicine, and Mental Health
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET
CE/CME Credit

The COVID-19 pandemic provided professionals with unprecedented opportunities to work with the media to influence public opinion and behavior. In this webinar, a board-certified behavioral and cognitive psychologist, a quadruple-boarded infectious disease physician, and a journalist answer questions and discuss effective methods for working together to inform and influence the public. The three provide examples of their work and describe how they have worked together before and during the pandemic to ensure that the public receives accurate and actionable information. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify effective and ineffective ways of communicating with the media.
  2. Identify ethical concerns that arise in interacting with the media.
  3. Provide examples of effective communication of scientific principles related to COVID- 19 through the media.
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Presenter(s) Biography

Shane Owens, PhD

Shane Owens Phd

ADAA Member Shane Owens is an award-winning, board-certified behavioral and cognitive psychologist. Dr. Owens specializes in treating young adults and parents with anxiety problems, anger issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is the Assistant Director of Campus Mental Health Services at Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York.


Aneri Pattani

Aneri Pattani

Aneri Pattani is a national correspondent with KHN, a national nonprofit news outlet focused on health policy topics. She covers a wide range of public health stories with a focus on mental health and substance use. In her previous reporting, she has revealed the influence of lobbyists on state opioid policy and exposed a community college system’s plan to eliminate mental health services, sparking student protest and a partial policy reversal. Pattani has also worked as a health reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, WNYC (New York City's NPR station) and The New York Times. She was a 2019 recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.


David J. Cennimo, MD

David J. Cennimo, MD

Dr. David Cennimo is a graduate of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, class of 2001, before continuing on in the combined Internal Medicine - Pediatrics residency. After residency, he served as Medicine chief resident for University Hospital, and then completed fellowships in both adult and pediatric Infectious Diseases.  Currently, Dr. Cennimo is practicing clinical infectious diseases and infection control as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics while also serving as an Associate Dean of Education and the Med-Peds residency associate program director. Dr. Cennimo’s clinical interests include long term HIV care, antibiotic resistance, tuberculosis, vaccine hesitancy, and emerging pathogens.

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