An evaluation of how contexts influence health choices, particularly healthy eating, with the Health Comm Lab. The first set of between-subjects experiments contextualizes food and beverage choices.
Understanding our Relationships with Health and Technology
An auto-ethnography of our relationship with fitness trackers that explores how we choose to use wearable technologies for health outcomes and the extent of their persuasiveness. This study from the Health Comm Lab spans one year, and the lab is finishing the data collection phase.
Tobacco, Tips, and Social Media
The Social Data Collaboratory (SDC) at NORC runs a sizable project about social media conversations on smoking cessation. Abril collaborates with SDC on Tips from Former Smokers research about the Tips conversation on Twitter.