Qian Huang

Qian Huang

Assistant Professor

Johnston Hall 228

Qian Huang (PhD in Communication, University of Miami, Florida, 2020) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies. Qian's research interests lie in three areas. The first area is in cues to action in health promotion, especially in vaccination. During her postdoctoral training at the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC, Qian's research projects in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined how various communication cues could activate vaccine uptake across social groups. This line of research aims to create a typology of cues to action and integrate effective cues into health promotion programs. Qian's second research area rests in intergroup relations in health contexts. Her research efforts seek to improve intergroup health communication, thus eliminating intergroup biases and eliciting prosocial behaviors. The third research line involves many aspects of risk communication, including the effects of media on risk perception and health behaviors. Qian's research has been published in Media Psychology, Social Science & Medicine, Health Communication, Communication Studies, and Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.


  • Ph.D. in Communication, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL), 2020
  • Master in Public Administration, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL), 2014
  • Bachelor in Literature (Journalism and Communication), Renmin University of China, 2013

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