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Renee Botta

Primary Area of Expertise:

  • Health communication
  • Communication campaigns
  • Health media effects
  • International health communication

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast media
  • Social psychology
  • Human communication
  • Women’s issues
  • Wellness/health
  • Africa


Renee Botta, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998), is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health communication, mass communication and public relations. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Zambia in 2003, where she taught at a Zambian university and conducted research into how people communicate about AIDS in the family and workplace, what impedes and promotes such communication, and what is the impact of such communication. Her research interests include health and social consequences of mediated and family communication and the development and evaluation of health campaigns. She has conducted extensive research on the relationship between media use and eating disorders among adolescents from diverse populations.

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Contact information:

Best Contact Method: email
Call Limitations: No calls after 9:30 p.m.
Fax: 303-871-4949

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