Digital Media and Communication for Health & Politics Research Group
At the Digital Media and Communication for Health and Politics (DMC) group, we study how we communicate and interact with digital media about health and political issues. We conduct theory-based, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary research using quantitative research methods.
Our current work examines online misinformation about reproductive health issues (i.e., HPV vaccine, abortion) and its effects on women’s knowledge, perception, and behavior regarding the issues. We particularly focus on marginalized groups of women in New Mexico who have barriers to accessing healthcare services.
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Virtual Brown Bag
The goals are to present current DMC research and to develop future project. It will take place on Friday at 1PM -2PM. All C&J faculty, staff, and students are welcome! If you wish to join, please email Sun Hong (firstname.lastname@example.org). *Topics and presenters are subject to change.
- November 13 1pm, Sumaira Abrar, Ph.D. Candidate
“Incidental Exposure to HPV Vaccine Misinformation on Social media”
- January 29 3pm, Hyerin Kwon, Ph.D. student at University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Political Use of Instagram: The Relationships Between Motivations, Frequent Use, Incidental News Exposure and Political Participation”
- February 12 1pm, Mika Hashimoto, M.A student
“Effects of Message Frame and Cultural Orientations on COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors"
- February 26 1pm, Moonsun Choi, Ph.D. student
“Young Adults’ Profiles of Motivation for Instagram Use: In relation to Online Political Participation”
- March 12 1pm, Lian Kim, Ph.D. student
“Influence of Motivations to Seek Online Health Information on Individuals’ Go-to Online Sources: Expectancy-Value Approach”
- April 2 1pm, Yangsun Hong, Assistant Professor
“Effects of Social Media Use on Discussion Heterogeneity and Political Participation in Emerging Democracy: The Moderating Role of Self-Censorship”
- April 16 pm, TBA