Micaela Brewington

Public Health Intern

Micaela Brewington


Micaela Brewington is a Master of Public Health Student with a concentration in Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has several years of experience conducting health communications research on a wide variety of topics including sexual and relationship health, vaccination, and substance use. Her main interests in public health include developing and evaluating programs aimed at promoting healthy behaviors and improving health literacy. Outside of public health, Micaela enjoys puzzles and board games, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.


M.P.H., Anticipated 2024, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., 2019, Neuroscience and Global Health, Duke University


McInnis, S., Thomas, V., & Brewington, M. (2022). Studying Online Research Recruitment of Teens During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Case Study Using Focus Groups. SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529601114

Thompson, J., Wines, R. C., Brewington, M., Crotty, K., Aikin, K. J., & Sullivan, H. (2022). Healthcare providers’ understanding of data displays of clinical trial information: A scoping review of the literature. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538068.2022.2150236

Aikin, K. J., Boudewyns, V., Betts, K. R., Giombi, K. C., Paquin, R. S., Brewington, M., & Malik, R. (2023). Implied Claims in Drug Advertising: A Review of Recent Literature and Regulatory Actions. Health communication, 1–14. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2023.2179717


Merit-Based Research Assistantship and Funding Award, 2022-2023, Department of Health Behavior, UNC Chapel Hill

Undergraduate Travel Award, 2018, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University