Senior Media Researcher, Berkeley Media Studies Group
Pamela Mejia, MPH, MS, is the Senior Media Researcher at Berkeley Media Studies Group, a public health organization based in Berkeley, California that works with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the power of the media to advance healthy public policy. As head of the research team at BMSG, Pamela leads qualitative and quantitative analyses of how the media portrays public health and social justice issues, including sexual and family violence, teen dating violence, childhood trauma, community violence prevention, food marketing to children, sugary drink regulation, and tobacco control. Her research on these and other issues has appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, Critical Public Health, and the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. She is a member of the Leadership Action Team for the California Essentials for Childhood Initiative, and has been a member of the Board of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence since 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from Washington State University, as well as master’s degrees in biochemistry and public health from the University of California at Berkeley.