I’m a doctoral student in communication at the University of Utah. I recently finished up my master’s degree there in spring 2017. I primarily use quantitative research methods (i.e., stats) to study health communication, namely:
- How scientific research is covered by the media
- Health & risk communication (including message effects)
- Psychological reactance (a fancy sort of rebellion)
As a member of Dr. Jakob Jensen’s Health Communication and Technology Lab, I also work with the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute to conduct cancer communication research. Some of our main focuses are how to implement immersive media and UV photography in health interventions. We also have a brand-new biophysiology lab ~ one of the few communication departments in the country to have one!
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