Joe Phua, assistant professor of advertising, has been awarded $1.7 million to research with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, “Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).”
In January 2015
Dr. Glen Nowak began serving as a senior health communication consultant for the National Vaccine Program Office at the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. (http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/) under an intergovernmental personnel agreement with the University of Georgia. He is also currently serving as a co-editor, with Dr. Neal Halsey of Johns Hopkins University, of a special joint issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Vaccine. The special issue features invited, peer-reviewed articles on immunization topics involving vaccine development, introduction and acceptance.
March 3-4, 2015
Glen Nowak will participate in the 2015 International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference in Orlando (http://communication.cos.ucf.edu/icrc/). He will give a presentation, “When the Trouble is Doubled: An Assessment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola Communication and Reputational Crisis Management” on March 4. Later that day, he participate in a global expert panel on Health Risk Communication for Ebola and Pandemics.
March 4-8, 2015
Dr. Yan Jin will participate in the 2015 International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami (http://www.iprrc.org/conference_schedule). She will co-present two research papers: 1) with Lucinda Austin of Elon University and Brooke Liu of University of Maryland, “Crisis Information Generation and Spread: Examining the Influence of Traditional and Social Media in Crisis Response and Recovery”, which is awarded the Boston University Award for the Top Paper About Public Relations at the Social and Emerging Media; and 2) with Jeanine Guidry, Marcus Messner, and Shana Meganck of Virginia Commonwealth University, “#Ebola on Instagram: How Health Organizations Address the Health Crisis in Their Visual Social Media Engagement,” which is awarded the Institute for Public Relations Top Three Papers of Practical Significance Award.
April 17-18, 2015
Dr. Yan Jin will participate in the 2015 D.C. Health Communication Conference in Fairfax (http://chrc.gmu.edu/DCHC.html). She will co-present a research paper with Jeanine Guidry and Yuan Zhang of Virginia Commonwealth University, Linda Haddad of University of Florida, and Jerome Niyirora of The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, “Waterpipe Tweeting: How people talk about waterpipe smoking and its risks on Twitter.”
In May 2015
Joe Phua, assistant professor of advertising, published an article in Computers in Human Behavior, volume 46. His article is titled “Telling Stories About Breastfeeding Through Facebook: The Impact of User-Generated Content (UGC) on Pro-Breastfeeding Attitudes,” and will be available in the May volume.
Jin, S.A., Phua, J.J. & Lee, K.M. (2015). Telling Stories About Breastfeeding Through Facebook: The Impact of User-Generated Content (UGC) on Pro-Breastfeeding Attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior, 46, 6-17.
May 14-15, 2015
Glen Nowak will participate in the 2015 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy Conference in Cleveland (http://www.prsa.org/conferences/healthacademy/). Nowak is a co-presenter with Nicole Coffin, a deputy associate director for communication science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a workshop on “Creating a Tipping Point for Action: Promoting Smart Use of Antibiotics.” He will also moderate a plenary discussion session on the Ebola crisis response.
May 21-25, 2015
San Juan, PR
Dr. Yan Jin will participate in the 2015 International Communication Association Annual Conference in San Juan (http://www.icahdq.org/conf/2015/sanjuanconfguide.asp). She will co-present three research papers: 1) with Julia Fraustino and Brooke Liu of University of Maryland, “The Scared, the Outraged, and the Anxious: How Crisis Emotions, Involvement, and Demographics Predict Publics’ Conative Coping,” which is in the Best Faculty Paper panel of the Public Relations Division; 2) with
Lucinda Austin of Elon University, “Approaching Ethical Crisis Communication with Accuracy and Sensitivity: Exploring Common Ground and Gaps between Journalism and Public Relations’; and 3) with Yuan Zhang of Virginia Commonwealth University, Jeannette Porter of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Sean Stewart of Highpoint University, “Framing Responsibility for Depression: How U.S. News Media Attribute Causal and Problem-Solving Responsibilities When Covering a Major Public Health Issue.” She will also serve as respondent for a panel on risk communication.