Catasha holds a B.A. in Afro American Studies and International Studies. She also holds M.A.s in Afro American Studies and Journalism. Her research interests are media effects, health communication, health disparities, and social marketing. Catasha uses critical/cultural approaches to inform research on the effects of media stereotypes on perceptions of multiple marginalized groups and their health outcomes. Catasha has worked as project assistant for Dr. Shawnika Hull (and community partner Diverse & Resilient in Milwaukee, WI) on a social marketing campaign called Acceptance Journeys. Acceptance Journeys aims to increase acceptance of gay men by reducing the social stigma they face in their communities. Please visit their website at http://www.diverseandresilient.org/work/acceptance/acceptance-journeys.
Catasha is currently a fellow at the National Cancer Institute working on a health communication/social marketing plan to increase African American accrual to clinical trials.