Faculty & Staff

Jessie M. Quintero Johnson, PhD (Communication), 2011, University of Illinois

  • Assistant Professor of Communication, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-7980
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,00082

Areas of Expertise

Health Communication, Entertainment Education, Media Effects, Health Disparities


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

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 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 M.A. in communication from Washington State University and a B.A. in communication and psychology from Whitworth University.