- CHRC co-directors Glen Nowak and Michael Cacciatore co-authored a study published in the International Journal of Strategic Communication that suggests age and risk perception may have as much of an effect on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance as party affiliation. Read more.
- Hye Jin Yoon studies the use of humor to communicate sensitive subjects like STDs. The study, “Will Humor Increase the Effectiveness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Advertising? Exploring the Role of Humor, STD Information, and Knowledge,” was published in the March 2022 edition of the Journal of Marketing Communications. Read more.
News and Upcoming Events
- Michael Cacciatore, co-director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning program. The funds will provide research for PBS Digital Studios’ TERRA, its science-themed hub on YouTube, as they launch a new slate of STEM content. Read more.
- Sun Joo “Grace” Ahn has been named co-director of Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation and Combating Racism. This is part of a $4 million grant given by the the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support research related to addressing health disparities in Black comunities through transformative communication strategies. Read more.