Carlos Godoy, PhD, JD

Assistant Professor of Communication, Communication and Media


Ph.D. University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication

J.D. University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law

Research Focus
  • health communication
  • pegagogical agents with theory of mind
Select Works
  • Miller, L.C., Appleby, R. P., Christensen, J.L., Godoy, C., Corsbie-Massay, C., Read, S. J., Marsella, S., & Si, M.. (2011) Virtual agents and virtual sexual decision-making: Interventions for on-line applications that change real-life risky sexual choices. In S. Noar & Harrington, N. (Eds.) Interactive Health Communication Technologies: Promising Strategies for Health Behavior Change. (Due in Press 2011: Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates) Assistant Professor of Communication Carlos Godoy has been commissioned by the prestigious Institute of Medicine ( ), headed by former Provost and Dean of Harvard University's School of Public Health (Harvey V. Fineberg) and an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, to write a white paper assessing the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations. Specifically, Professor Godoy will be: 1) examining the impact of the internet on the health of LGBT people; 2) The opportunities that technology provides to conduct innovative research with LGBT populations, including hard to reach subgroups; 3) the utilization of electronic health records to assure that health systems can track outcomes for populations at risk for unequal treatment; And 4) the use of internet technology for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and management of chronic disease among LGBT populations. Miller, L.C., Christenson, J.L., Godoy, C.G., Appleby, P.R., Corsbie-Massay, C., & Read, S.J. (2009). Reducing Risky Decision-Making in the Virtual and in the Real World: Serious Games, Intelligent Agents, and a SOLVE approach. In U. Ritterfield, M. Cody, P. Vorderer (Eds.) Serious Games: Mechanisms and Effects. Routledge/LEA Press. Appleby, P.R., Godoy, C., Miller, L.C., & Read, S. J. (2007). Increasing healthy behavior through the use of interactive video technology. In T. Edgar, S. M. Noar, V.S. Freimuth (Eds.). Communication perspectives for HIV/AIDS in the 21st century. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.