Carlos Godoy

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.