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Qinghua Yang

Associate Professor
Communication Studies
MOUS 315

q.yang@tcu.edu | 817-257-4881


Ph.D., University of Miami
M.A., Columbia University
M.A, Capital Normal University
B.A., Capital Normal University

Areas of Focus

Health communication, intercultural communication, new media, quantitative research methods.

  • Journal of Health Communication “Are social networking sites making health behavior change interventions more effective? A meta-analytic review.”
  • CDC Health Communication Science Digest. “Social support, trust, and health information seeking behaviors (HISBs): A study using the 2012 Annenberg national health communication survey (ANHCS).”
  • Health Information Management Journal “A meta-analytic review of health information credibility: Belief in physicians or belief in peers?”
  • Communication EducationAre you satisfied? Explore the mediating effects of mentoring communication strategies in predicting international graduate students’ program satisfaction.”
  • Health Education “What health-related information flows through you every day? A content analysis of Microblog messages on air pollution.”
  • Computers in Human Behavior “What’s on the other side of the great firewall? Motivations for Chinese Web users’ bypassing the Internet censorship.”
  • Journal of Communication Media Studies “A picture is worth a thousand words: Chinese college students’ self- presentation on SNSs.”
  • Computers in Human Behavior “Mozart or Metallica, who makes you more attractive? A mediated moderation test of music, gender, personality, and attractiveness in cyberspace.”
  • Postdoctoral research fellow of Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduate instructor and research assistant of School of Communication, University of Miami
  • Top Paper Award, National Communication Association (NCA), Health Communication Division
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (TCORS), Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • Outstanding Research Assistant, University of Miami Graduate School
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, ICA, San Juan, PR
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, ICA, Seattle, WA
  • Academic Excellence, Leadership & Service Award, University of Miami Graduate School
  • Second Century Scholarship, Columbia University
  • First Place Scholarship for Graduate Students, Capital Normal University
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Capital Normal University
  • Outstanding Olympic Family Assistant, Beijing Olympic Committee
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)