Department of Communication
Risk and Disaster Communication Center
University of Kentucky
Jeannette Sutton, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the Risk and Disaster Communication Center at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Sutton specializes in disaster and risk, with a primary focus on online informal communications, and public alerts and warnings disseminated via terse messaging channels. Much of her research investigates the evolving role of information and communication technology, including social media and mobile devices, for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Dr. Sutton has held numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Naval Research. Her research has been published in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Proceedings of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management; Information, Communication, and Society; Health Communication, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is also a current member of the Advisory Board for the National Construction Safety Team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and she is a UK-CARES Fellow in Science Communication. Jeannette holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed her postdoctoral training at the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Must have best practices for online Coronavirus messaging - MARCH 14, 2020
As of this Flash Briefing, the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic, which means there’s a worldwide spread of a new disease. Dr. Sutton speaks to Eric Singer from the PAST Fusion Cell at Argonne National Laboratory. Listen HERE.
Click here for a recording of a NOAA Seminar - April 2019 talk by Dr. Jeannette N Sutton and colleague Dr. Erica Kuligowski titled "Creating Alerts and Warnings for Short Messaging Channels"
Alerts and warnings on short messaging channels: Guidance from an expert panel process.
Sutton, J. & Kuligowski, E. (2019).
Natural Hazards Review. 20(2)
Retweeting Risk Communication: The Role of Threat and Efficacy.
Sarah C. Vos, Jeannette Sutton, Yue Yu, Scott Leo Renshaw, Michele K. Olson, C. Ben Gibson, and Carter T. Butts (2018).
Risk Analysis, Vol. 38, No 12
Guidance on Creating Alerts and Warnings for Short Messaging Channels.
Jeannette Sutton and Erica Kuligowski (2019).
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