Featured in: Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health: Annual Report 2015

Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health. (2016). CRMTH Annual Report 2015: Staff spotlight. Retrieved from: http://crmth.pitt.edu/media/AnnualReport_2015.pdf

Staff Spotlight: The Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health juggles an ambitious collection of projects. Hookahs, electronic cigarettes, alcohol, Twitter, Yelp, Tumblr, and YouTube all feature on the regular agenda. As such, it‘s fortunate that CRMTH has the skills of project coordinator Jason Colditz.

Since joining the team in in 2012, he has been involved in five ongoing projects regarding media messages and their influence on health. His research on these topics has earned him numerous authorships. His first-author publication analyzing policy gaps related to waterpipe tobacco smoking will soon be appearing in the American Journal of Health Promotion. As part of his role with CRMTH, he mentors both undergraduate and graduate students in development of research projects.

CRMTH is not Mr. Colditz‘s first exposure to the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his Master‘s in Education in 2012 from Pitt, studying social and comparative analysis in education. His undergraduate degrees in communications and psychology are also from Pitt.

In addition to his many Pitt projects, Jason finds the time to volunteer with and serve on the boards of local non-profit organizations. He also enjoys gardening, woodworking, and tinkering with electronics.

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