MONIQUE LUISI is an assistant professor of strategic communication in the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research focuses on media message strategy, focusing on health and underserved populations. She has conducted research on media representations and audience perceptions of the HPV vaccine, Ebola, diabetes, breast cancer, coming out, and hypersexual desire disorder – using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Luisi also has interests in media ethics and is a recipient of the Carol Burnett Top Paper Award from the Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Her research has been published in the Journal of Homosexuality, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Media and Religion. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Magazine and New Media Research.
At the Missouri School of Journalism, Luisi has taught strategic communication research, mass media theory, and thesis writing seminar.
Luisi earned a B.A. in communication, a minor in Spanish language and cultures, and a certificate in African-American Studies from the University of Maryland, a M.A. in communication from the University of South Dakota, and a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communications from The University of Kansas.