Projects

Personal research projects

Since 2013 – Illness, disease and media – personal volunteer (pro-bono) project.

Since 2013 – Communication and Health – personal volunteer (pro-bono) project.

International projects – Member of Romanian team

2016 – Member of the Romanian Team (Together with Anca Velicu, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy) that made the research project Seniors and ICT use for health and illness. The project is made at the same time in five European countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Portugal, Romania, UK) on a voluntary (pro-bono) basis.

Books

Marinescu Valentina and Mitu Bianca (eds.) Health and the Media: Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication. McFarland, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4766-6302-9.

Marinescu Valentina and Mitu Bianca (eds.) The Power of the Media in Health Communication. Routledge, 2016, 220 p. ISBN: 978-1-4724-7155-0.

Marinescu Valentina and  Mitu Bianca (eds.) On the other side of the sterile field: Medicine and media, Ars Docendi, 2014, 151 p, ISBN 978-973-558-817-5.

Articles

Marinescu, V. New perspectives for health literacy in Romania: E-health and youths. In Interculturalitate, Comunicare si Mass media- Vol. II. Edited by Ruxandra Coman, Silviu Serban. Bucharest, Ars Docendi, 2017, pp. 188-201, ISBN: 978-973-558-992-9.

Marinescu, V. and Silistraru, I. Promises and pitfalls for the health journalism in Romania. Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques, No. 54/ 2017, pp. 151-165 – ISSN: 1584 – 224X.

Marinescu V. Normes latentes et professionnalisation naissante des relation publiques dans le domaine médical. In Exploring Political and Gender Relations -New Digital and Cultural Environments. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Silvia Branea, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 239-256, ISBN: 978-1-4438-99772-7.

Marinescu V. and Mitu B. Introduction: emerging trends in media and health research. In The Power of the Media in Health Communication. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, Routledge, 2016, pp. 1-9. ISBN: 978-1-4724-7155-0.

Marinescu V. ‘Alone with my illness': Stories about chronic disease in Romania. In The Power of the Media in Health Communication. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, Routledge, 2016, pp. 91-106. ISBN: 978-1-4724-7155-0.

Marinescu V. and Mitu B. Conclusion: Media and health – Where do we go from here? In The Power of the Media in Health Communication. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, Routledge, 2016, pp.181-186. ISBN: 978-1-4724-7155-0.

Marinescu V. and Mitu B. Introduction – Media and Health: Contemporary Approaches. In Health and the Media: Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, McFarland, 2016, pp. 7-16. ISBN: 978-1-4766-6302-9.

Marinescu V.  Media Coverage of Health and Illness in Romania. In Health and the Media: Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, McFarland, 2016, pp. 7-16. ISBN: 978-1-4766-6302-9.

Marinescu V. and Mitu B. Conclusion – Media and Health, Challenges and Opportunities. In Health and the Media: Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication. Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, McFarland, 2016, pp. 241-249. ISBN: 978-1-4766-6302-9.

Marinescu V. Where is the prevention? Incomplete public campaigns about hepatitis in Romania, Anthropological Research and Studies, No. 6/2016, pp. 43-54 –  ISSN – 2360-3445.

Marinescu V. The Crisis of Public Health as a Media Event: Between Media Frames and Public Assessments. In Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society. Edited by Andrew Fox, IGI Global, 2016, pp. 79-89. ISBN13: 978-146-669-967-0. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9967-0.

Marinescu V. Vestimentatie utilitara – Necesitate si identitate. In Moda, gen si identitate, Valentina Marinescu and Dan Podaru, Tritonic, 2015, pp. 9-31, ISBN: 978-606-749-064-0.

Marinescu V. (book review) Monnais, L. & H.J. Cook (eds.). 2012. Global Movements, Local Concerns – Medicine and Health in Southeast Asia, Singapore: NUS Press, ISBN 9789971696399. New Asia Books.

Marinescu V. (book review) Saxer, M. 2013. Manufacturing Tibetan Medicine. The Creation of an Industry and the Moral Economy of Tibetanness, New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, ISBN 0857457721. New Asia Books.

Marinescu V. Communication and health in Romania – The case of public campaigns. Anthropological Research and Studies, No. 5/2014, pp. 33-34 –  ISSN – 2360-3445.

Marinescu V. Aspecte ale influentei exercitate de internet asupra comportamentului studentilor din Romania legat de sanatate. Revista Romana de Interactiune Om-Calculator 7(4), 2014, pp.289-304 -ISSN – 1843-4460.

Marinescu V. E-Health, Comunicarea din cadrul  familiei in Romania. Anthropological Research and Studies, No. 4/2014, pp. 22-23 –  ISSN – 2360-3445.

Marinescu V. Latent Standards and Incipient Professionalization in the Field of Public Relations within the Romanian Medical System. In On the other side of the sterile field: Medicine and media, Edited by Valentina Marinescu and Bianca Mitu, Ars Docendi, pp. 107 – 123, ISBN 978-973-558-817-5.

Marinescu V. Reconstructing Health: Perceptions and Representations of TV Medical Series. In Contemporary Television Series-Narrative Structures and Audience Perception, Edited by Valentina Marinescu, Silvia Branea and Bianca Mitu, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 104-115, ISBN 978-1-4438-5986-8.

Marinescu V. The discourse on the “crisis of the health care system”: Is there a negative political bias in Romanian newspapers coverage? Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques, No. 37-38/ 2013, pp. 349-361 – ISSN: 1584 – 224X.

Marinescu V., Nimrod G. and Carlo S. Health and Communication – Guest Editors’ Foreword. International Review of Social Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2013, pp. 1-5 – ISSN: 2069-8534.

Papers – Conferences

Internet and health in Romania. Paper presented at the International Conference Media, Communication, Society – Strategic Communications and Media Environment, Department  of Media and Public Communications at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, 20-21 November 2017.

Romanian Seniors, Internet and Health. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Digital Culture and Society, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 3-4 November 2017.

Quality and Accesibility of Web-based Health Information in Romania – A review of the evidence. Paper presented at the International Conference Cultures and their communication, Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, 3-4 November 2017.

Bringing the Public Health Perspective on Violence Against Children – The need for a mixed approach on framing. Paper presented at the 2nd edition of Social Work International Conference (SWIC) 2017, Faculty of Sociology and Social Wok, University of Bucharest, 2-3 November 2017.

History of medicine in Romania. Public presentation at the Department of History of Science, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey, 23 October 2017.

(with Ramona Marinache) Health-related Behaviour in the Digital Era in Romanian Context, Paper presented at the National Conference of the Sociologists Society from Romania and the Annual Conference of the Research in Sociology and Social Work European and National Identities at Crossroads: Reshaping Boundaries, Changing Political Cultures, and Re-Imagining the Future, University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania,  October 13-14, 2017.

(with Ioana Silistraru) Narrative Approach to the Chief Complaint of a Cardiovascular Patient in Romania in Doctor‐Patient Communication. Paper presented at the international conference Qualitative Research in Communication 2017 – College of Communication, National School of Political Sciences and Administration, Bucharest,  October 4-5, 2017.

(with Ioana Silistraru) Interpersonal communication within Romanian medical field. Paper presented at the 2nd edition of the International Conference Individual, family, society – Contemporary Challenges, Francisc I. Rainer” Anthropology Institute of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemiţanu”, Chişinău, Moldova Republic, Bucharest,  October  4-5, 2017.

On-line Communication and Romanian Seniors Quest for a Better Health. Paper presented at 4th ESTIDIA Conference Dialogues without Borders: Strategies of Interpersonal and Inter-group Communication,  Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, Sofia, Bulgaria in partnership with Institute of Rhetoric and Communications, Sofia,Centre for New Media and Transdisciplinary Dialogue, Constanţa, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria,  September 29-30, 2017.

(with Ioana Silistraru) Narrative approach to the chief complaint of a cardiovascular patient in Romania and addressing his chief concern about his life-threatening condition. Poster presented at the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (ICONiC), University of Public Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, May 22-24, 2017.

Re-constructing violence against children in Romanian media: Between social frames and health arguments. Paper presented at the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (ICONiC), University of Public Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj,  May 22-24, 2017.

Assessment of the quality of web-based health information in Romania. Paper presented at the International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences, Creativity, Imaginary, Language – Fourth edition, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania,  May 19-20, 2017.

New perspectives for health literacy in Romania: Ehealth and youths. Paper presented at the Second National Conference Interculturalitate, comunicare si mass media, organised by ”Spiru Haret” University, Faculty of Journalism, Bucharest, Romania, 19 May 2017.

(with Ioana Silistraru) Promises and pitfalls for the health journalism in Romania. The Seventh Conference After Communism. East and West under scrutinity, Faculty of Social Sciences – Craiova – and Center of Post-Communist Political Studies CEPOS/ CESPO, Craiova, Romania, 24-25 March 2017.

(with Ramona Marinache) Changes in health-related behaviours in the digital era: Evidence from Romania. The Conference Information revolution, new media and social changes in the world, the region and Serbia, Faculty of Culture and Media, “John Naisbitt” University, Belgrade, Serbia, November 25, 2016.

(with Ioana Silistraru) Les communautés en ligne de malades de la Roumanie – Nouvelles frontières ou de nouveaux territoires? The International Conference Places, Boundaries, Communities. Mapping Identities in a (Dis)connected World, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania,  November 4-5, 2016.

Communication and health in Romania – The case of public campaigns. The International Conference Socio-psycho-medical changes in the lifestyles of the contemporary family, Anthropology Institute of the Romanian Academy Francisc I. Rainer, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy Nicolae Testemitanu, Chisinau, Moldova Republic, Bucharest, Romania,  October 7-8, 2015.

E-Health, comunicarea din cadrul familiei în Romania. Conference Functii si disfunctii ale familiei contemporane [Functions and disfunctions of the contemporary family], Francisc I. Rainer Anthropology Institute of the Romanian Academy, Constantin Radulescu Motru Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Bucharest Romania, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targu-Mures, Romania,  December 10-11, 2014.

Relations publiques roumaines dans le domaine de système de soins de santé (public et privé) – Notes et évaluations sur le terrain. The Conference Societe, Medias et Politique [Society, Medias and Politics], Faculty of Sociology and Social Work and Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 1-2 November 2014.

Health-related Behavior and Personal Motivations for Using Social Media in Romania. The Conference Digital Culture and Adolescents, University of Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 31 October-1 November 2014.

Les récits de la maladie dans l’espace en ligne de Roumanie. Colloqium Les sciences sociales et la société. La Narration comme modèle explicatif dans des sciences sociales, University of Bucharest, 18 – 20 September 2014.

Health e-litteracy: The influence of internet on the Romanians healthy behaviours, paper presented at the Conference Digital Culture and Society, Univeristy of Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, October, 31 – November 1, 2013.

The discourse on the “crisis of the health care system”: Is there a negative political bias in Romanian newspapers coverage? The Conference After communism: East and West under scrutinity,  Center of Post-Communist Political Studies, University of Craiova, 5-6 April 2013