Faculty & Staff

Jessie M. Quintero Johnson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Telephone: 617.287.7980
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,82

Areas of Expertise

Health Communication, Entertainment Education, Media Effects, Health Disparities


PhD, Communication, University of Illinois, 2011
MA, Communication, Washington State University, 2005
BA, Communication and Psychology, Whitworth University, 2003

Additional Information

Jessie M. Quintero Johnson (PhD, University of Illinois) is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Drawing from her interests in media, public health, and persuasion, her research explores the influence of various health message strategies on health beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. In addition to trying to understand the psychological processes that enhance health persuasion, Quintero’s work is also focused on identifying the best practices for designing and implementing mediated health messages to eliminate health disparities. She teaches a variety of courses related to media and health communication and enjoys mentoring young scholars. She received her MA in communication from Washington State University and her BA in communication and psychology from Whitworth University.