Holli Seitz, MPH, PhD

Holli Seitz, MPH, PhD, is the director of the Message Lab. An expert in message effects, she is most interested in applying communication science to advance health and to understand how best to communicate scientific findings to relevant publics. Dr. Seitz is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Mississippi State University and a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center. She can be reached at

Madeline Enlow

Madeline Enlow is a research assistant in the Message Lab. Madeline is an MSU Provost Scholar studying communication with a focus in public relations. Her research interests include the use of social media in politics, healthcare reform, poverty in schools and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Ben Mackin

Ben Mackin is a research assistant in the Message Lab.  Ben is an MSU Provost Scholar and is majoring in sociology with a minor in journalism.  His research interests include issues of race and social justice.