Anthony Dudo conducts research focused on the intersection of science, media, and society. He is particularly interested in scientists’ public communication activities, the contributions of informational and entertainment media to public perceptions of science, and media representations of science and environmental issues. Some of his recent work has examined factors influencing scientists’ likelihood to engage in public communication, the effects of television entertainment programs and video games on public attitudes toward science, and media depictions of health pandemics and controversial biomedical and technological innovations.
Anthony’s work has appeared in high-impact journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Communication Research, Science Communication, and Risk Analysis, as well as numerous edited volumes. In addition to being funded by multiple National Science Foundation grants, he has been named a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and won awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the Society for Risk Analysis, and the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication. He is also currently the Research Chair for the Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division of AEJMC.
Anthony’s teaching focuses on communication theory and methods, integrated brand promotion, and science communication. He previously worked in strategic communications for the Academy of Natural Sciences, a natural history museum and scientific research institution operating in Philadelphia since 1812.