Michelle Woods, BA

Communications Officer

Michelle WoodsBiography

Michelle joined MTH in 2016, contributing her editing, writing, and social media knowledge to the team. She received a BA in Writing from Grand Valley State University and completed a copy editing certificate program at the University of Chicago. Michelle is currently a MA student in English at the University of Pittsburgh. She is interested in adolescent media use.


MA (in progress), English—University of Pittsburgh

BA, Writing—Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI


Title: Leveraging Twitter to Monitor Nicotine and Tobacco-Related Cancer Communication
Role: Research Assistant
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Grant Number: R01-CA225773 
Years: 2018-2022

Title: Optimizing Mental Health in the Age of Social Media
Role: Research Assistant
Funding Agency: Fine Foundation
Years: 2017-2019

Complete Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  1. Hoffman BL, Hoffman R, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Woods MS, Primack BA. Use of fictional medical television in health sciences education: A systematic review. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2017;23(1):201-216. doi: 10.1007/s10459-017-9754-5

  2. Primack BA, Woods MS, Kupersmidt JB, Bier MC, Austin EW. Media literacy and smoking [invited book chapter]. International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. 2017. ISBN: 978-1-118-97824-5

  3. Colditz JB, Woods MS, Primack BA. Adolescents seeking online health information: Topics, approaches, and challenges [invited book chapter]. Technology and Adolescent Health. 2018. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69638-6

  4. Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Bowman N, Knight J, Karim SA, Bisbey M, Colditz JB, Woods MS, Escobar-Viera CG. Toward a paradigm for reducing risk for mental health conditions associated with social media use: Encouraging “REAL” communication [invited book chapter]. Families and Technology.  2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95540-7_9


Email: m.woods@pitt.edu

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