CHRC Spotlight

Full Recording of Dr. Williamson’s Talk on Medical Mistrust

We appreciate Dr. Lillie Williamson for her enlightening insights about the complexities of medical mistrust. Watch the full recording of Dr. Williamson’s talk here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=qunIYvL4OWA….   Lillie D. Williamson (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Williamson’s research […]

Spring 2024 CHRC Virtual Seminar: Registration Information

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2024 CHRC Virtual Seminar Series featuring two outstanding scholars in science/health communication. To register for the event(s), please fill out this google form. The speakers’ bios can be found below. We look forward to seeing you at the events! ********************************************************* Date/Time: May 3rd (Friday), 1:45-2:45pm, Online via Zoom […]

Full Recording of Dr. Moran’s Talk on the Role of Communication Science in Policy and Regulatory Decision Making

Full recording for Dr. Moran’s insightful talk on the role of communication science in policy and regulatory decision making is now available on our YouTube Channel! Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmJF_IRSOU Dr. Meghan Moran is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, […]

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Full Recording of Dr. Williamson’s Talk on Medical Mistrust

We appreciate Dr. Lillie Williamson for her enlightening insights about the complexities of medical mistrust. Watch the full recording of Dr. Williamson’s talk here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=qunIYvL4OWA….   Lillie D. Williamson (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Williamson’s research […]

Spring 2024 CHRC Virtual Seminar: Registration Information

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2024 CHRC Virtual Seminar Series featuring two outstanding scholars in science/health communication. To register for the event(s), please fill out this google form. The speakers’ bios can be found below. We look forward to seeing you at the events! ********************************************************* Date/Time: May 3rd (Friday), 1:45-2:45pm, Online via Zoom […]

Full Recording of Dr. Moran’s Talk on the Role of Communication Science in Policy and Regulatory Decision Making

Full recording for Dr. Moran’s insightful talk on the role of communication science in policy and regulatory decision making is now available on our YouTube Channel! Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmJF_IRSOU Dr. Meghan Moran is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, […]

Dr. Junhan Chen

CHRC Alumna and Staff Propose a Framework of Moderators of Social norm-based Messages based on a Systematic Review

Social norm-based messages have been widely used for persuasion. However, the current trend that research focuses on using social norm theories rather than theorizing about social norms may hinder theory advancement. Although there are efforts theorizing moderators in norm–behavior relationship, the empirical studies testing the theories have yielded mixed findings, and the unclear focus on […]

Full Recording of Dr. Janet Yang’s Talk on PFAS Contamination Risk Communication

CHRC Fall 2023 Virtual Series speaker, Dr. Janet Yang had an informative talk about Risk Perception and Risk Mitigation Behaviors related to PFAS Contamination on Oct. 27, 2023. Click here to watch the full recording. Dr. Janet Yang is a risk communication expert who conducts social scientific research on the cognitive and emotional determinants of […]

Fall 2023 Virtual Seminar Series – Registration Information

The CHRC is pleased to announce the Fall 2023 CHRC Virtual Seminar Series featuring two outstanding scholars in risk/health communication. We welcome you to join us!  To register for the event(s), please fill out this google form: https://shorturl.at/bDFH1. Event Details Speaker: Dr. Janet Yang, University at Buffalo Date/Time: October 27 (Friday), 12-1pm, Online via Zoom Talk Title: Risk Perception and Risk Mitigation […]

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CHRC Director and Staff Offer Health Misinformation Definition, Psychological Susceptibility Model, and Framework to Counter It

Despite growing concerns and rapidly expanding research about health misinformation, answers to some fundamental questions remain unclear. Among the open questions are the definition of health misinformation (what is health misinformation?), the psychological drivers of susceptibility to health misinformation (why do people believe it?) and effective interventions for reducing the impact of health misinformation (how […]

CHRC Hosts 2023 Research Group Mini-Conference

The CHRC hosted its 3rd mini-conference, the first in-person mini-conference since 2019 and the first in our new center space in the Marie Mount Building. Over the past year, the five research teams conduct diverse projects unified by the topic of the year. This year’s topic was COVID-19. Media & Society. Five student-faculty research teams presented […]

Yuan Wang

CHRC Students and Faculty Publish Study on Americans Support for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

This study sets out to understand the role of cultural worldviews, risk perceptions, and trust in scientists in impacting U.S. participants’ support for COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. Results from an online survey (“N” = 594) suggest that stronger individualistic and hierarchical worldviews are associated with more perceived COVID-19 vaccination risks, less perceived COVID-19 vaccination benefits, and […]

Yuan Wang

New CHRC Research About Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Beliefs Among Unvaccinated Black Americans

Health-related misinformation is a major threat to public health and particularly worrisome for populations experiencing health disparities. This study sets out to examine the prevalence, socio-psychological predictors, and consequences of beliefs in COVID-19 vaccine misinformation among unvaccinated Black Americans. We conducted an online national survey with Black Americans who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 […]