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Ruth Osoro

Ruth Osoro

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences

316 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. B.A., Moi University, 2017
  2. M.A., Michigan State University, 2020
  3. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, anticipated 2025

Ruth Osoro is a Ph.D. student in Communication Arts and Sciences, who earned her BA in Graphic Communication and Advertising from Moi University, Kenya, and her MA in Health and Risk Communication from Michigan State University. Ruth’s research interests broadly focus on persuasion and social influence. She is particularly interested in how the intersection of social stigmas, inequalities, and social power influence persuasion and resistance of health messages. Further, she is interested in the disclosure decision-making processes of people living with stigmatized identities and how it affects their support seeking behaviors.