Wayne State University

Ashleigh M. Day

Ashleigh

Academic Interests

Ashleigh Day's research interests center around crisis and health communication and communicative elements of human-animal relationships. 

Awards & Honors

2017 Graduate Student Research Award, Wayne State University, Department of Communication.

Top Paper
Performance, possums, and political photo-ops too: Marginalizing binaries at the Wausau Possum Festival. Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2017.

 

Degrees and Certifications

Ph.D. Communication, Wayne State University, 2015-present.
M.A. Applied Communication, Northern Arizona University.
B.A. Communication, University of Arizona.

 

Recent Publications

Day, A. M. (2017). Companion animals and natural disasters: A systematic review of literature. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24, 81-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.05.015

Eckert, S., Sopory, P., Day, A., Wilkins, L., Padgett, D., Novak, J., . . . Gamhewage, G. (2017). Health-related disaster communication and social media: Mixed-method systematic review. Health Communication, 1-12. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1351278

Sopory, P., Day, A., Novak, J., Eckert, S., Wilkins, L., Padgett, D., . . . Gamhewage, G. (2016). Evidence syntheses to support the guideline on emergency risk communication: Q5: What are the best and most generalizable emergency risk communication activities that build trust in health authorities as a source of health protection information among affected communities and other stakeholders? World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/process/systematic-reviews/en/

Padgett, D., Sopory, P., Nickell, J., Day, A., Wilkins, L., Eckert, S.,…Gamhewage, G. (2016). Evidence syntheses to support the guideline on emergency risk communication: Q7: What are the elements and steps of effective, strategic communication planning? World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/process/systematic-reviews/en/

Novak, J., Day, A., Sopory, P., Wilkins, L., Padgett, D., Eckert, S.,…Gamhewage, G. (2016). Evidence syntheses to support the guideline on emergency risk communication: Q9: What are the best ways to engage communities in emergency risk communication activities to respond to events/ contexts? World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/process/systematic-reviews/en/

Eckert, S., Sopory, P., Day, A., Wilkins, L., Padgett, D., Novak, J., . . . Gamhewage, G. (2016). Evidence syntheses to support the guideline on emergency risk communication: Q10: What are the best social media channels and practices to promote health protection measures and dispel rumours and misinformation during events and emergencies with public health implications? World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/process/systematic-reviews/en/

Sopory, P., Day, A., Novak, J., Eckert, S., Wilkins, L., Padgett, D., . . . Gamhewage, G. (2016). Evidence syntheses to support the guideline on emergency risk communication: Q11: What are the best ways to communicate uncertainties to public audiences, at-risk communities, and stakeholders? World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/process/systematic-reviews/en/

Wilkins, L., Sopory, P., Day, A., Eckert, S., Padgett, D., Novak, J., . . . Gamhewage, G. (2016). Evidence syntheses to support the guideline on emergency risk communication: Q12: What elements and timing of messages are best at influencing public/ community levels of concern to motivate relevant actions to protect health? World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/process/systematic-reviews/en/
 

Courses Taught

COM 1010: Oral Communication: Basic Speech
COM 3300: Business and Profressional Presentations