Using Social Media to Promote COVID-19 Mitigation Behaviors among College and University Students


Date & Time: Dec 2, 2020 1:00PM

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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Time: 1:00—2:30 p.m. ET 


  1. Jay H. Dempsey, Health Communications Specialist, Joint Information Center Social Media Team, CDC’s COVID-19 Response  
  2. Patrice A. Bell, Vice President of Administration and Ashley Irvin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Xavier University of Louisiana 
  3. Lawrence Lokman, Vice President for Strategic Communications and Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs, Pennsylvania State University 
  4. Terry Coniglio, Director of Content Strategy, Georgia State University
  5. Megan Kim, Art Director and advertising graduate student; Hailey McKee, Public Relations Manager and public relations graduate student; Hannah Schweitzer, Project Manager and Strategist and advertising senior; and Shubhangi Verma, Social Strategist and advertising graduate student, Boston University 

This webinar is intended to bring together representatives from a broad cross-section of colleges and universities to learn more about how social media has been leveraged to promote positive health behaviors related to COVID-19. A CDC representative who specializes in health communication will share social media best practices including strategies for reaching young people 18-24. Representatives from Boston University, Georgia State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana will share how they have used social media as part of their institution’s COVID-19 response.   


We want to hear from you! You can submit your questions in advance when you register at the link below, or email the Social and Behavioral Health team at eocevent350@cdc.govwith "IHE Call 12/2" in the subject line no later than November 30th.