Cindy Chen

PhD Candidate, Department of Communication

359 Baldy Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260


Specialty/Research Focus

Health Communication and Interpersonal Communication


I am interested in health literacy, health behaviors, and social support, applying theories from communication science, social psychology, and cognitive psychology. My research centers on how both interpersonal and mediated communication processes influence individuals’ cognitive appraisals and affective responses, and the subsequent impact of cognition and emotion on health behaviors, health, and well-being.