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Dr. Devon Greyson

Assistant Professor of Health Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst

How do people use health information, and when does this matter for health and social equity?


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Devon Greyson is an Assistant Professor of Health Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They did an interdisciplinary PhD (young parents and health information) and postdoctoral fellowship (pediatric vaccine confidence) at the University of British Columbia. They study public health communication with youth, parents, and families on "difficult" topics, such as vaccines and cannabis use. Current research focuses on: vaccination in pregnancy and child vaccines, cannabis use decisions in pregnancy and lactation, communicating with young parents, and non-nefarious deception in online support communities.


  • Cannabis use decisions in pregnancy/lactation
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Teen Mothers
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Parenting and Technology
  • Parent Education and Empowerment
  • Information
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Health Information Technology
  • Gender


  • University of British Columbia
    Health information (Interdisciplinary studies)
    PhD, 2015
  • University of British Columbia
    Library & Information Studies
    MLIS, 2006
  • Oberlin College
    Women's Studies, Music
    BA, 1997

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