Matthew A. Lapierre

Matthew A. Lapierre (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona.  His research explores how media affects health and well-being, particularly among children/families. His research projects include investigations of the influence of marketing cues on children’s consumer behavior, the development of children’s persuasion awareness/susceptibility, how media engagement influences gun attitudes among adults and children, and the role smartphones play in shaping our interpersonal relationships and well-being.