At the 2013 OHTN Research Conference, John gave a presentation on the use of interactive digital media such as video games, virtual reality and mobile apps to reduce sexual risk-taking. He discussed the use of virtual worlds which he compared to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series from the 1980s. These virtual spaces simulate real-world environments and encourage users to make smart, healthy choices to mitigate risk.
John received a PhD in social psychology from the University of Southern California and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
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