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About Danielle Catona

Danielle Catona received her PhD in 2015 from Rutgers University. She served as a Research Associate in the Health and Human Development Division at Education Development Center and Temporary Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Ramapo College before joining the graduate faculty at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Catona's program of research includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of theory-driven health interventions. She has two approaches to health interventions including persuasion and interpersonal communication. Her persuasion work focuses on increasing involvement and engagement in message processing of prevention messages across the lifespan, especially with adolescents and older adults. Her interpersonal work explores how people manage ongoing communication concerning non-visible health conditions in relational and familial contexts, which she has applied to various chronic health conditions, including HIV/AIDS, mental illness, heart disease, and dementia.
Dr. Catona has been published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, the Journal of Communication, the Journal of Health Communication, and Health Communication. She has co-authored a number of book chapters on communication in older adulthood and self-disclosure. Dr. Catona has presented her research at numerous national and international communication, health, and relational conferences.


Present Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University


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Journal Articles (8)

Book Chapters (3)

Encyclopedia Articles (1)

Thesis / Dissertation (1)