In 2016, the World Health Organization declared a global public health emergency for the Zika virus. While the emergency status ended in November, 2016, there is still much to be understood about Zika risk communication and perception.
Our PiR team has conducted three studies on various aspects of this issue:
Zika Risk Salience and Evolving Risk Communication Challenges
The Zika Women’s Panel Study
The Zika Provider Study
Read more about these studies below.
ZIKA RISK SALIENCE AND EVOLVING RISK COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this research examines how various social, scientific, and policy cues influence the US public’s appreciation of the risk of the Zika virus over time, as well as the public’s receptivity to various clinical, environmental, and behavioral interventions.
THE ZIKA WOMEN'S PANEL STUDY
The Zika Women’s Panel Study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, assesses intra-individual change in risk perception of the Zika virus among a panel of 200 women of child-bearing age as the science and the epidemiology evolve.
THE ZIKA PROVIDER STUDY
In collaboration with New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the PiR2 research team assessed perception of risk and recommendations on Zika among 1,409 New York City health care providers through an online, emailed survey.