Poster #125: Sydney Kitzmiller – Democratic and Republican disasters: What SARS, H1N1, Zika and Ebola epidemics teach us about public health politics in the United States

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Faculty mentor: Dr. Phillip McMinn-Singer

Public health was founded in a culture of scientific knowledge; however, politics of blame and increasing political polarization is leading to systematic differences in party approached to health policy. We analyzed trends in party participation in congressional floor speech and media discourse and found that the democratic party engaged in discourse more than the republic party across H1N1, SARS, Zika, and Ebola.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: Sydney.kitzmiller@utah.edu

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