Jeanine Guidry


Affiliate graduate researcher, Center for Media+Health, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ph.D. student, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Hub Tags: Health Communication Hub | Health Care Delivery | eHealth | Health Promotion



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Address:  Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine
Health Behavior and Policy
830 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Ms. Guidry earned her B.S. and M.S. in Health Sciences from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and her M.P.S. in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University


#NotOkay: Stories about abuse on Instagram and Twitter

In the current study, a quantitative content analysis was conducted on a random sample of 1,000 Instagram posts and 1,000 tweets using the hashtag #NotOkay. The analysis focused specifically on the type of information included, the frequency of engagement by users on both types of posts, and a comparison between the two platforms. Recognizing that sexual abuse is a problem embedded within a larger sociocultural context, we conceptualized the analysis using the Social Ecological Model as the theoretical framework.

Panel Presentation and Discussions

“Pinning about #IPV: The discussion about intimate partner violence on Pinterest”

Friday April 28, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference

The results show that victim blaming was present in 11.7% (n=88) of the sample, 8% (n=60) mentioned rape, 10.5% (n=75) mentioned bystander intervention (either the presence of or encouragement to), and 13.5% (n=102) mentioned homicide.

In addition, study results suggest that mentioning physical abuse may have an effect on Pinterest engagement… and suggest that when Pinterest users mention or show psychological abuse in pins, engagement with their pins increases

#Zika on Instagram: How publics discuss the health crisis through online visuals and text

Satuday April 29, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference

Social media is now one of the primary places where people seek out information about the Zika virus. However, little is known about the content of these messages and about their public engagement. In addition, visual social media platforms like Instagram are under-studied in social media research. These visual platforms are particularly significant because of the different manner visuals are processed as compared to text-based messages. Therefore, the goal of this study is to determine how the public is talking about and responding to conversations about a current infectious disease outbreak, Zika, on visual social media platform Instagram.

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