Angela Cooke-Jackson



As an Associate Professor of Health Communication and Behavioral Science, Dr. Angela Cooke-Jackson envisions her research at the nexus of culture, health disparities, and marginalized populations. Her cross-disciplinary scholarship and applied approach incorporates digital platforms, media literacy and civic engagement to unpack health issues among at-risk urban youth and women of color. She has worked extensively with memorable messages to construct theory and build research that addresses sexual health, sexuality and sexual health literacy. Her international research aspirations have taken her to Australia, Italy, Peru and Hong Kong. Her travels to Australia were most enriching because they strengthen her understanding of the similar health disparities among indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people of color in the United States. Her work has been published in a number of journals and books like; Health Communication, Communication TeacherCommunication Studies, Journal of Human SexualityJournal of Intercultural Communication ResearchQualitative Research Reports in Communication. Her recently co-authored textbook by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company is titled A Field Guide to Internships: An Interactive Resource for Discovering Your Career. 


PhD from University of Kentucky (2006)