Hannah Menefee, MPH
Hannah Menefee is the Program Coordinator for the Public Health Program in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
Ms. Menefee supports the mission of the Master of Public Health Program by coordinating student practicums and expanding practicum opportunities, through program promotion and student recruitment efforts, and by supporting a variety of tasks associated with student affairs. Additionally, Ms. Menefee works with the Center for Public Health Practice and Research housed in the Department of Population Health Sciences where she coordinates workforce development opportunities throughout the region.
MPH, concentration in Research in Practice, University of Virginia
BA, Global Affairs, George Mason University
Ms. Menefee’s research and professional interests include social media and public health. Specifically, the use of social media as an informational and emotional support tool for individuals with chronic disease. Additionally, Ms. Menefee is interested in public health engagement at the community level, including the promotion of healthy lifestyles through community-based participatory health programs.
- Valdez, R.S., Guterbock, T.M., Fitzgibbon K., Williams, I.C., Wellbeloved-Stone, C.A., Bears, J.E., Menefee, H.K. (2017). From loquacious to reticent: understanding patient health information communication to guide consumer health IT design. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 0(0).
- Menefee, H.K., Thompson, M.J., Guterbock, T.M., Williams, I.C., Valdez, R.S. (2016). Mechanisms of communicating health Information through Facebook: Implications for Consumer Health IT Design. Journal of medical Internet research, 18(8):e218.
- Valdez, R. S., Guterbock, T. M., Thompson, M. J., Reilly, J. D., Menefee, H. K., Bennici, M. S., ... & Rexrode, D. L. (2014). Beyond traditional advertisements: leveraging facebook’s social structures for research recruitment. Journal of medical Internet research, 16(10), e243.
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