"The Portrayal of Illness in Grey's Anatomy and ER, and the Implications for Society," Dr. Yinjiao Ye

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Chafee Hall, 271 10 Chaffee Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

"The Portrayal of Illness in Grey's Anatomy and ER, and the Implications for Society," Dr. Yinjiao YeThe Gender and Women's Studies Program's second Dana Shugar Colloquium lecture will be given by Dr. Yinjiao "Joy" Ye (COMM). Her talk will focus on the portrayal of illness and related matters in two popular TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy and ER. Dr. Ye will explore how these shows portray causes of various illnesses and diseases, how they are diagnosed and treated, as well as whether they mention the prevention of these conditions. Further, the implications of these results are discussed in association with power, gender, and the like.

Dr. Ye is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at URI. Her primary research interests are focused on health communication in media and health-related marketing communication. Her research has been seen in various national and international media, and her more recent research focuses on social media and health communication.

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Karen Paley left a review 12/3/2012

The webinar did not activate, so I could not see it. The speaker kindly forwarded her PowerPoint presentation at my request for use in WRT 306 Writing Health and Dusability in the spring of 2013

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