Erika Franklin Fowler
Dr. Fowler received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007. Dr. Fowler’s dissertation provides one of the first systematic examinations of both the content and effect of local television news coverage of elections. As a Scholar, she studied the emergence and evolution of competitive framing surrounding HPV-related policy action in local media and how publicized controversy may have shaped public decisions about and confidence in vaccination and immunization programs more generally. She also worked on another project examining variation in health news across outlets with a particular focus on whether media diminish or exacerbate existing inequalities.