CHRC welcomes its newest members from across the College Park and Baltimore campuses of the University of Maryland. Please join us in welcoming our new affiliate faculty members and students!
New Affiliate UMD/UMB Faculty
- Clement Adebamowo, tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Epidemiologist and Associate Director of the Population Sciences Program of the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Maryland School of Medicine.
- James Butler III, Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health and an Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity in the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Dr. Butler’s research is anchored in an ecological framework that incorporates individual, social structure, and environmental influences in understanding and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.
- Robert H. Feldman, a cross-cultural health psychologist and Professor of Health Behavior in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at UMD. For the past five years he has been Director of the Post-Doctoral Program of the Tobacco Center for Regulatory Sciences at UMD.
- Jiyoun Kim, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland who focused on the intersection of science, media & public opinion, and the dynamics of public engagement in emerging interactive media with a special emphasis on contested issues.
- Sun Young Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research interests include the effects of CSR practices in a crisis context, visual strategies in corporate social responsibility (CSR) messages, and strategies to engage the public with CSR activities.
- Kang Namkoong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland whose research focuses on the interrelationships between emerging media and health communication.
- Shana O. Ntiri (MD, MPH), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine where she divides her time between patient care, community outreach and cancer health disparities research.
- Min Qi Wang (MS, PhD), a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. He is a behavioral scientist with a focus on research methodologies and technologies.
New Affiliate UMD/UMB Students
- Junhan Chen, currently a doctoral student in UMD with a focus on health communication and science communication. She is interested in social network analysis, social media and selective exposure.
- Shawna Dias, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. She earned her master’s degree in Public Relations from Montana State University Billings, in 2016, and has a professional background in the humanitarian services sector.
- Sumin Fang, Sumin earned her B.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Communication Studies and Education. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. Her research interests include technology and health communication, organization-public relationship, and crisis communication.
- Samantha J. Stanley, a doctoral student studying health and risk communication. She is particularly interested in the influence of group membership (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, smoking status) and identity on the processing of health messages.
- Yuan Wang, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication with an emphasis in Communication Science. Currently Yuan focused on health communication and media psychology.
- Gareth Thomas Williams, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. He is currently working on a multipart analysis of outreach communications by agricultural chemical manufacturers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture following the 1962 release of “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson.
- Yumin Yan, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. She is interested in health communication in the rapid evolving digital media landscape, especially the use of communication principles and practices to create desired outcomes from given audiences.