Gollust's research examines the influence of the media and public opinion in the health policy process, the dissemination of research into policymaking, and the politics of health policy. She has focused this research agenda on a range of timely topics in public health, including childhood obesity, cancer screening, the Affordable Care Act, and COVID-19. She is also a Senior Advisor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a national program based at the University of Minnesota that supports community-engaged health equity research.
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Evaluates how signals about racial- and class-group membership as well as causal attributes for disease shape public attitudes about deservingness for financial support of health care.